Letter regarding TikTok Threat

Dec. 16, 2021

Dear RSD Families,

The Redmond School District is aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a general threat to school safety at schools across the country on Friday, December 17.

The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district. We have heard reports from other districts that the same post is circulating in their schools. While we do not believe the threat to be credible, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking it seriously. We have been in touch with the Redmond Police Department regarding the post, and though the department has no evidence that the threat is credible, there may be an increased police presence in our school buildings tomorrow. 

School will be in session tomorrow.

Please monitor your children’s social media activity and speak with them about appropriate social media behavior. If you or your child is aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else, please contact the Redmond Police Department, a school staff member or report a tip through Safe Oregon.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we appreciate your partnership.  

Thank you,

Redmond School District

 

Familias de RSD, 

El Distrito Escolar de Redmond está consciente de una publicación preocupante en las redes sociales que ha sido compartida esta semana en la plataforma de TikTok. La publicación refiere a una amenaza general a la seguridad en escuelas en todo el país este viernes, 17 de diciembre. 

Esta publicación parece ser parte de una tendencia nacional de TikTok y no se originó en nuestro distrito escolar. Hemos oído reportes de otros distritos escolares que la misma publicación está circulando en sus escuelas. Aunque no creemos que la amenaza sea fidedigna, estamos observando la situación y tomándola en serio. Hemos hablado con el Departamento de la Policía de Redmond sobre la publicación, y aunque el departamento no tiene evidencias de que la amenaza sea creíble, es posible que haya más presencia de la policía en nuestra escuela mañana. 

Las clases estarán en sesión mañana. 

Por favor, preste atención y monitoree la actividad de redes sociales de sus niños y hable con ellos sobre la conducta apropiada en las redes sociales. Si usted o su niño sabe de una amenaza potencial en las redes sociales u otro lugar, por favor llame al Departamento de Policía de Redmond, habla con un miembro del personal de la escuela o informa algún tip por Safe Oregon

La salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y el personal es nuestra máxima prioridad, agradecemos su asociación. 

Gracias,

Distrito Escolar de Redmond 

Redmond School District | 145 SE Salmon Drive. | Redmond, OR | 97756 | P: 541.923.5437

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