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National hoax threat issue hits school district

Hoax threats of school shootings and public acts of violence that appear to originate with juveniles are becoming an increasing problem across the nation. FBI Denver issued a warning last week that these threats have serious consequences, while Crook County School District (CCSD) found itself dealing with just such a situation.

CCSD was last week obliged to issue a letter regarding a troubling post on social media platform TikTok describing a threat to school safety for “every school in the USA” on Friday.

“The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our sch...