A student is in custody after threatening their school on social media
Police took a student into custody Thursday after a threat was made against a junior high in Magna. The threat was posted on social media and included names of faculty members and other students.
Lately, there has been a string of vague threats that appear to be a social media challenge that originated on Tik Tok. Threats have also been reported against schools in West Jordan and West Valley City.
Granite School District spokesperson Ben Horsely says it does not appear the threat against the junior high in Magna was credible, but it still had a “large negative impact on our school and community.” Horsley also says parents should be checking their student’s social media accounts and if that can’t happen, their internet access “should be restricted.”