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Bomb Threat Lands In Dallas JCC’s Spam Folder

In a rare spot of irony amid the potential for tragedy in the threats leveled against Jewish community centers nationwide, Dallas’s JCC didn’t respond to a recent threat because it landed in the organization’s spam folder, only to be discovered when police alerted the JCC about a possible threat.

“That’s right,” Dallas News columnist Robert Wilonsky wrote. “The terroristic threat wound up in the junk folder alongside erection-pill ads, pleas from Nigerian princes who need fast cash and Nextdoor notifications.”

The threat was e-mailed last week and was found that Friday after the police alert. But the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center hasn’t escaped the scares that have engulfed JCCs throughout the country. Threats directed at the institution made it to the intended recipients in January and this Wednesday, when folks were forced to evacuate the Dallas site.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter, @DanielJSolomon

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