From time-to-time, the Intelligence Bureau of the Iowa Department of Public Safety issues Terrorist Threat Assessments regarding schools or school buses. Typically, the Assessment is sent to local law enforcement agencies, who share the information with school districts in their areas. An Assessment does not mean that terrorist activity is likely; indeed, terrorist threats to school lchildren are very rare. Most often, an Assessment is disseminated to the field to serve primarily as a reminder to remain vigilant and to report odd or suspicious behavior. Schools should ensure that all emergency preparation plans are current, are available to local law enforcement, and are workable.