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Attention Conneaut Area City School Students and Families:  As a district, we are aware of the information circulating on Tik Tok and other social media platforms. There has been a threatening social media post that was widely shared that references several schools by initials. Police believe this originated from another part of the country. We have no reason to believe there is any connection to schools in the area.  However, as a district, we take all threat seriously for the safety of our students and staff.  We have extra police presence at the school today, and are increasing supervision throughout the day. The Conneaut Police Department completed a thorough search of schools this morning before students arrived. We appreciate the efforts of our local law enforcement and school personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school.

Situational Awareness - School Threats for Dec. 17

Law enforcement and school administrators nationwide have seen an increase in the number of social media posts threatening school violence, many of the posts share similar wording or are duplicative posts and not relating to verified threats.

The Ohio School Safety Center has confirmed that several posts regarding school threats (shooting and bomb threats) for Friday, December 17th, have been circulated on social media and reported in several other states. The OSSC is urging students, parents, and community members to report concerns immediately to authorities or to the school tip line instead of sharing the viral posts. With any threat, reporting the information to proper authorities will ensure the information gets to someone who can investigate it. Sharing the post on social media does not guarantee it will be received by authorities and will likely increase anxiety.

At this time, the OSSC is unaware of any information indicating credible or a specific threat to schools in Ohio. However, we encourage vigilance and the reporting of any threats or suspicious activity to authorities for vetting and investigation. Out of an abundance of caution we are sharing this information to raise awareness about these nonspecific potential threats.

As a reminder, students, parents and community members can utilize the free Safer Ohio School Tip Line to anonymously report threats to schools or students’ safety. The tip line is available by calling 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764).