Terror Alert

By: Melissa Reynolds
By: Melissa Reynolds

The government is worried about a possible terrorist attack on the Fourth of July. They alerted local law enforcement agencies, but now they're upset because it was released to the public.

Sheriff Farley said it was the same as all the others, very vague. Which is why the government did not want it released.

The report is based on a number of sources, including foreign intelligence agencies and captured Al-Qaida operatives.

But, the alert does not name a specific target or time. Sheriff Farley says these vague alerts are starting to ad up. He says he gets one just about every week and it's starting to be like the boy who cried wolf.

"There's such a demand from the public that the government responds and lets everyone know what's going on. Well, I don't let everyone in this area know what’s going on in the Sheriff's Office there's just too many things and it would water down when we had a serious problem. It would be oh, it's just another one of the Sheriff's ideas," Sheriff Farley says.

Sheriff Farley says they do pay attention to the alerts and pass them on to the right people. But, as for the Fourth of July, they have no plans to do anything differently.

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