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From The Newsroom: Increased Security At Dallas Schools After Threat; Star Wars Hype

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Pinkston High School in West Dallas.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas schools are in session after teachers at two West Dallas schools received a terroristic threat via email last night.

Dallas police conducted a sweep of Pinkston High School and Martinez Elementary. They found no credible threat, but the district says there will be increased police presence today on all campuses.  

Other stories this morning:

  • A recent study looked into the demographics of each state legislature to see if they reflected the population. Sam Baker digs into the results
  • Our Big Screen team discusses whether the “Force Awakens”, the latest in the Star Wars series, lives up to the hype. Don’t worry, there’s no spoilers.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.