A school district in Hot Springs, S.D. held a mock emergency drill based on an imaginary threat letter that said, "things dear to everyone will be destroyed unless continuation of the Keystone pipeline and uranium mining is stopped immediately."
800 students were locked down in classrooms and told to remain quiet, while a bomb squad was called in.
"The [Keystone and mining] opponents are about as non-violent bunch of people as you can imagine. They are just plain concerned and have raised issues of the safety of both those projects," said local farmer Don Kelley, adding it was particularly concerning that children in Hot Springs were being taught to fear people who raise environmental and land-use concerns.
Read the article from Rapid City Journal newspaper.