Fighting bomb threats with voice print technology

By: Stephanie Baker Email
By: Stephanie Baker Email

April 25, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Richmond County schools are turning to technology to fight bomb threats.

The school board tells News 12 they could start taking voice prints, so when someone calls in a threat, they'll be able to match the print to the caller.

A student caught making a bomb threat could lose their driver's license, and the family could have to foot the bill the threat cost the school.

"From the time you start to the time you finish," said board member Frank Dolan. "It's extraordinarily expensive."

The cost is about $8000.

Dolan says they're looking for approval from the state legislature to make it happen.

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  • by Billy Location: tubman on May 16, 2007 at 11:50 AM
    That is f****** awsome
  • by Greg Location: Collier on Apr 26, 2007 at 09:58 PM
    I see they are coming down on the children and parents but what if it's a disgruntled teacher or x-employee. Secondly I wonder what transpired to cause a person to call in a bomb threat. People there's a thin line between unruly behaviors and cries for help.
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