Iowa school administrators are communicating with parents about concerns around Friday, Dec. 17. One message sent to parents describes the “nationwide threat against schools” being shared on various social media outlets, including TikTok.
“This threat is portrayed as December 17 a nationwide ‘American School Shooting Day,'” the email states. “The TikTok post also warns schools of potential ‘bomb threats.'”
The Iowa Standard has seen multiple communications from school districts. They all state the schools have been in touch with city and county law enforcement.
In one instance, the email states at this time NO credible threats have been identified through any forms of social media outlets.
Still, parents have been told an “enhanced” presence of law enforcement will patrol communities and school grounds.