Some colleges within the United States are taking precautionary measures following a disturbing TikTok risk.
There’s an nameless risk on TikTok that seemingly warns towards college students attending class on Friday December 17. The risk or problem has been tagged “National Shoot Up Your School Day.”
Though there isn’t any point out of a selected college or district, there are nonetheless lots of of different TikTok posts referencing the problem and warning college students to take precautions.
A consumer on the platform wrote;
“Idk if that is true or not however apparently there’s a risk on December 17 2021, colleges in America are going to have a college capturing or bombing.
“[Once] again idk if this is true but if it is, stay safe. My mom called and told me so I looked it up. … stay safe America.”
Another consumer wrote “I’m scared off my a—, what do I do???”
TikTok responded to the declare by saying it has not discovered proof of the risk regardless of the alarming posts which have since gone viral. The social media big tweeted;
“We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok.”
Also responding to the risk, Florida’s North Port Police Department wrote;
“Law-enforcement companies across the nation are protecting a detailed eye on colleges within the wake of nationwide generic college risk conversations.
“The threats circulating on social media claiming that December 17 is a day to do hurt at colleges.
“The Northport Police Department is aware of the information. We take all threats, joking or not, seriously.”
Naugatuck Police Department in Connecticut additionally issued an announcement, telling mother and father they’d improve their presence at colleges within the “coming days.”
“Due to an uptick in unrelated threats at colleges within the area, the Naugatuck Police might be growing our presence and patrols at Borough Schools within the coming days.
“While there has been NO threat against Naugatuck Schools, students, or staff, the public can anticipate our presence to increase the community’s sense of safety during the coming school days.”
The warnings come lower than three weeks after 4 Oxford High School college students have been killed throughout a college capturing in Michigan. Ethan Crumbley, 15, is charged as an grownup with a number of crimes, together with terrorism inflicting demise and 4 counts of first-degree homicide. He has pleaded not responsible.