On the afternoon of Dec. 16, Red Bud School District Superintendent Jonathan Tallman released a statement addressing the threat on TikTok claiming there would be violence at every school in America on Friday, Dec. 17.
“There are no threats locally, and what was being spread on TicTok (and maybe other social media platforms) was general in nature and not directed at any specific school, state or region. Nonetheless, I have spoken with Chief Brittingham and we’ll have an increased awareness for tomorrow, along with a continued sense of awareness by our teachers and staff. There are no plans to cancel school,” stated Tallman.
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