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Sheriff: Several unsubstantiated threats made at local schools using TikTok, Snapchat

Law enforcement officials in the Steuben County area say they are monitoring a ‘pattern of threats’ made on social media platforms like TikTok and Snapchat.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, a specific trend of concern includes creating fake accounts, and copying templates into the posts which use generically worded threat language. “Unfortunately this has occurred a number of times during the past week within our region,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

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They say investigation has not revealed any credible evidence of threats at local schools.

“We continue to take every threat seriously,” officials continued. “And pool resources in an attempt to substantiate their potential credibility. As always, we will take appropriate action to ensure the safety of our students, and we will continue to share any potential concerns with our school community.”



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