In our on-going commitment to keeping our community informed of issues that could potentially impact our schools, we want to share information about nationwide posts circulating on the social media platform TikTok about rumored school violence on December 17.
Law enforcement agencies working around the country and locally have found no indication that these posts are directed toward any specific school, and have found no evidence that a credible threat exists to schools. None of our Clovis Unified schools have been referenced to date in these rumors and we will continue to monitor the situation closely in collaboration with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners.
In recent weeks there have been numerous rumors of threats to campuses across the nation, and several of our own schools have been negatively impacted by the fear and anxiety such rumors create. The consequences of creating or participating in any threats to schools are serious, and often/can result in long-term school and legal consequences such as arrest, expulsion, placement on no-fly lists and other life-changing outcomes.
We encourage parents to help protect students and our schools by having a conversation with your child about the serious consequences he or she could face if found to be engaged in making a threat, and encourage the reporting of any suspicious activity seen or heard that could negatively impact our schools. Resources about school safety in Clovis Unified can be found online at https://www.cusd.com/SchoolSafety.aspx
Thank you for partnering with us to keep our schools safe and free from the anxiety and fear created by rumors (or rumors of rumors) of safety threats.