The Walker County school board has approved a measure that would require students to make up time lost because of a bomb threat.

It’s an attempt to curb threats made by students as hoaxes. The policy includes all types of a threats to school safety, not just bomb threats.

Earlier this year, two students were arrested by local authorities for making bomb threats at LaFayette High and LaFayette Middle schools.

The threat at the high school resulted in an evacuation of the students from the campus, while the threat at the middle school was resolved by authorities without an evacuation.

Both incidences proved to be hoaxes.

Walker County Messenger