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Tulsa Public Schools responds to social media threats

Posted at 9:28 AM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 12:17:04-05

TULSA--Tulsa Public Schools is responding on Monday morning that they take each threat seriously. 

Here is the statement from TPS:

 

Our Campus Police team is working with partner law enforcement agencies to investigate an alleged social media threat made against Edison Prep. At this time, we have no reason to believe that this threat is credible; it actually appears to be a screenshot of the threat made against East Central High School. We have been working diligently with state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate this East Central threat as well. Out of an abundance of caution, we will have additional security measures in place at both sites.

We take these kinds of incidents seriously and respond urgently. It is important that our students, families and larger community understand that regardless of whether a post was intended as a joke or to express anger or frustration, the consequences can include arrest and criminal charges. We urge parents, guardians, and families to talk with their children about the importance of using social media responsibly and exercising good judgment before they post anything online.