Another Texas School District Cancels Classes Due To Social Media Threats
Threats made over social media about a possible school shooting has once again caused a school district to cancel classes.
Seagraves ISD canceled school on Wednesday due to a viral social medio threat that was learned about on Tuesday night. According to KAMC, school district administration did not believe the threat was credible, but like other schools in Texas that have been threatened, canceled out of an abundance of caution. Last week, threats against Lubbock area schools caused a panic and classes in Lockney and Plainview were cancelled because of the social media threats.
According to KAMC, the threat was made over Snapchat, as we have seen in other cases, and had been edited.
Seagraves ISD Superintendent Dr. Bonnie Avey said the threat was made via Snapchat and was believed to be a “repost that was edited.” Avey said despite not seeing the threat as viable, the school took all matters of this nature seriously.
School was canceled “…out of an abundance of caution and to allow law enforcement the opportunity to trace the source of the post,” Seagraves ISD said on Facebook. “We appreciate your trust in us, as we all work together to keep our district safe.”
Similar threats have appeared not only in Lubbock area schools, but across the state and nation as well.
Investigations continue in most of the cases including the threats made against Seagraves ISD.
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