Social Media Threats

District Responds to Threatening Social Media Posts and TikTok Challenges
Posted on 12/16/2021
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The Carson City Sheriff’s Department and the Carson City School District have been made aware of several national TikTok social media posts threatening gun violence at any-given school on Friday, December 17, 2021. There is no information that specifically identifies any Carson City school. Authorities believe the social media posts, which appear to be originating outside of the State of Nevada, started as an attempt to cancel school before winter vacation. The Carson City Sheriff’s Department is monitoring social media along with state and federal law enforcement. Currently there is no credible threat from these social media posts to any school in Carson City.  

The district’s top priority is the safety of students and staff. The Sheriff's department will have an increased physical presence on all school campuses this week. As of right now, social media threats appear to be a stunt with no credibility, but the district continues to remain vigilant and proactive in taking any threat seriously. Anyone with information of any specific threat or witness to any suspicious activity in or around schools, should notify Carson City School District administration, individual school principals or the Carson City Sheriff’s Office immediately. Any student caught making a violent threat on social media causing a school disturbance will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

Thank you!

Richard Stokes

Superintendent, Carson City School District