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TikTok Threat To School Safety On Friday Has Local Police Stepping Up Patrols

BOSTON (CBS) - Several School districts and police departments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are alerting families about a nationwide challenge posted on TikTok asking users to make threats to schools Friday.

The Westford Police Department is aware of the nationwide Tik Tok threat regarding school violence on December 17th. ...

Posted by Westford Police Department on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Police have said they believe the post, which threatens school safety "for every school in the USA, even elementary" on Friday, Dec. 17, originated in a southern state. The threats have been popping up in towns and cities across the United States.

It has come to the attention of Salem PD that there is a nationwide "Tik Tok Challenge" to make school threats tomorrow....

Posted by Salem MA Police on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Although the threats are not believed to be credible, many schools will have extra police on patrol Friday and they are asking anyone who sees something suspicious or a concerning social media post to report it.

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