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Viral Social Media Challenge Creates Potential Threat To Schools

Multiple outlets have stated the original threat started off as a way for students to skip school or be excused from school and has morphed into something much more disturbing.

The school district is taking each threat that has been reported seriously and is involving law enforcement to help investigate each situation.

If you know of any specific threats or witness any suspicious activity, please reach out to law enforcement or school administration immediately.

We want to remind all students and parents when you see a threat, report it, do not repost it. Reposting a threat serves no purpose other than adding to the fear and uncertainty of the situation.

As a reminder, if a student is caught making a violent threat on social media or causing a disturbance in school, that student will face potential charges.

 

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"The Unified Police Department Media Services Unit has created and produced an educational video for parents and students on school safety. Our goal was to show the consequences of making a threat to a school even if the threats were intended to be a joke or “funny” by a student."

 

Sources: 

https://kutv.com/news/local/person-in-custody-following-social-media-threat-targeting-school-in-west-jordan

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/12/16/22839689/threats-at-utah-schools-are-a-reminder-to-see-something-say-something-west-high-gun-found

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-16/tiktok-school-shooting-threats-prompt-closures-and-more-police

https://kutv.com/news/local/tooele-schools-warn-of-viral-tiktok-challenge-involving-shooting-threats

https://kjzz.com/news/local/schools-step-up-security-in-response-to-threats-on-tiktok

https://fox40.com/news/local-news/san-juan-unified-monitoring-nationwide-school-shooting-rumors-posted-to-tiktok/

https://elkodaily.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/elko-law-enforcement-monitoring-social-media-for-school-gun-threats/article_2c5c41c1-1a69-583c-a404-36e4f0808ee0.html

https://www.inquirer.com/news/shooting-threats-rumors-have-schools-under-pressure-parents-students-edge-20211212.html

https://www.sonomanews.com/article/news/school-district-warns-of-social-media-safety-threat/

https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/concerning-social-post-prompts-preble-high-school-to-go-virtual-dec-16-17/

https://www.monroenews.com/story/news/2021/12/07/threats-close-monroe-high-schools-teen-arrested/6416468001/

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/12/07/second-student-arrested-after-threats-made-against-miami-northwestern-senior-high-school/

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/teen-accused-of-using-social-media-to-threaten-mass-violence-at-several-nc-schools-police-say/

https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/parents-urged-to-discuss-consequences-with-children-after-tiktok-challenge-of-potential-act-of-violence-at-schools/

https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/local/2021/12/16/seacoast-nh-schools-dec-17-tiktok-challenge-no-credible-threats-police-add-officers/8926131002/

https://www.wfla.com/news/local-news/citrus-county/tiktok-trend-threatening-gun-violence-at-schools-citrus-county-schools-monitoring/

 

 

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