I think it is ridiculous that schools are being closed.
I would tend to agree with you, L1011, but the news has been reporting that "unidentified sources" have indicated, in vague terms, that the note that was left at the scene of the Ashland shooting was rather detailed, and contained specific threats to target schools in metro Richmond in the future. Then again, talk is cheap from an "unidentified source".
That said, I think that keeping the kids indoors, and having a heavy police presence during the start and realease of the school day would be sufficient, and would preclude the headaches of closing school altogether.
--At work today about a mile from where two undocumented aliens got a rude welcome to The US, and were promptly shown the door