Thanks to his actions and moral clarity, we have school children that are safer... If moron libs had their way, Saddam's control of Iraq would still be in power, and our kids would've been in more danger if not dead.. http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/10/7/225936.shtml WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement authorities notified six school districts in five states last month that a CD found by the U.S. military in Iraq contained crisis-planning information about their schools, two U.S. officials said Thursday. The downloaded information found in Iraq in July - all publicly available on the Internet - included an Education Department report guiding schools on how to prepare and respond to a crisis, said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity. In particular, schools were told to watch for activities that may be legitimate on their own - but may suggest a threat if many of them occur. Among those activities: - Interest in obtaining site plans for schools, bus routes and attendance lists. - Prolonged "static surveillance" by people disguised as panhandlers, shoe shiners, newspaper or flower vendors or street sweepers not previously seen in the area. - Observations of security drills. - People staring at or quickly looking away from employees or vehicles as they enter or leave parking areas. - Foot surveillance of campuses involving individuals working together. The effort is the latest by the Education Department and other federal agencies to encourage school officials to maintain and practice a plan for responding to emergencies. "It's a positive sign that they're finally discussing this after years of downplaying or denying even the possibility of a terrorist strike on schools," said Kenneth Trump, a Cleveland-based school safety consultant who has worked with officials in more than 40 states. "Public officials are in fear of creating fear, but we have to put the cards on the table, educate people in the school community and make sure they are well prepared." After the terrorist takeover of the Russian school, President Bush asked his top advisers to review their strategies for dealing with hostage situations, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has said.