I consider myself a fairly moderate individual, but Jim, you're missing the bigger picture. It's not about being an Urban/Inner city school. It's about someone wanting to disrupt education in one way or annother. Go back to spring of 1999 to Allen and you'll see an entire school year end cancelled because of repeated bomb threats. The next year every single campus in the district had metal detectors and at least one security officer at the primary entrance door. At elementary schools this was one and 1. At others (like the high school) there were close to 15 detectors that every student had to pass through on the way into the building with full contents search (Bookbags, Musical Instrument cases, Gym Bags, etc). All of this extra process had one significant benefit. Absolutely zero bomb threats were called in and many potential cases for illegal items to be brought in were curbed. Everyone makes the blatant assumption that it can't be their own "precious snowflake" but in order for these tragic events to happen, there has to be at least one yellow snowball that ruins it for everyone.
--A graduate of Allen Schools affected by the "Year with no end"