BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Ascension Parish Public Schools made a statement about the TikTok trend threatening violence on Friday.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is joining APPS in acknowledging the threat and asking the public to “remain vigilant.”
A full statement from EBRPSS can be found below:
We have been made aware of a video that has been circulating on social media platforms across the country encouraging violence in schools. We take any potential threat extremely seriously and work closely with our law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our schools. At this point in time, local law enforcement officials do not believe this to be a credible threat to our local schools.
We have worked with our school security team to ensure extra safety measure are taken and our principals and school staff will continue to remain vigilant. Posting threatening language on social media will be taken seriously and could result in very real and significant consequences for students engaging in these behaviors.
The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our first priority, and we encourage all of our students to alert a trusted adult if they see or hear anything out of the ordinary.