School districts and public safety agencies across the nation will receive a new package of tools to help handle school bomb threats, federal officials announced Oct. 7.

The centerpiece of the effort is a compact disc with information about such topics as preventing and planning for bomb threats, providing training to staff, and responding to explosions. The program also features a web site,, and reference cards to help schools customize their plans.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) are


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