Experience served dispatcher who took school threat call
April 19, 2017
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Twenty-two years as a Vigo County emergency dispatcher helped prepare Vickie Oster for the threats of violence against Terre Haute North Vigo High School that shook the area for hours on April 7.
She was one of four dispatchers on duty in Central Dispatch when she handled a call from a teen or man calling himself Michael and threatening to detonate pipe bombs and shoot people in the school.
The call did not sound like the standard prank or bomb threat.
"Most of the time, they say, 'There's a bomb here' and they hang up on you," Oster told the Tribune-Star on April...