No credible threats to schools after ‘unsubstantiated’ rumors spread on social media

Tiktok called the rumors “unsubstantiated” Friday.
Tiktok called the rumors “unsubstantiated” Friday.(KOLN)
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 7:31 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 1:57 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Local police departments have not identified any credible threats to any schools amidst unsubstantiated rumors about school threats that began to spread on social media this week.

Tiktok also called the rumors “unsubstantiated” Friday. The company said they were removing “alarmist warnings” about supposed violence, because they had found no content on its platform promoting violence at US schools, despite widespread but unsubstantiated rumors.

On Friday morning, Hastings Public Schools posted to its Facebook page, assuring people there are no threats to HPS and that they take all threats seriously.

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