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What To Do If You See A Social Media Threat

Threats have put schools on alert across the country recently, particularly after the Valentine’s Day shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida.

Officials in Baltimore County say the best policy if people see an online threat is to contact school administrators.

“We ask parents and students not to share social media threats if they see them; this only adds to the confusion and fear of students, parents and faculty members, and increases the difficulty of investigating the threat,” Officer Peach said.

“Instead, we ask that anyone who sees a social media threat on a school to call the school administration immediately so that they can initiate a police investigation,” she continued. “If the school cannot be reached, then call 911 and initiate a police investigation.”