On Thursday, the Oakley Police Department issued the following statement regarding a December 17 TikTok school violence challenge.
NOTICE FROM THE OPD: TIK-TOK DECEMBER 17 SCHOOL VIOLENCE CHALLENGE
The Oakley Police Department is working hand-in-hand with the Superintendents of both the Liberty Union High School District and the Oakley Union Elementary School District in regards to a recent TikTok challenge that apparently started in the eastern region of the country and has spread to the west coast.
The challenge encourages students to call in threats of shootings, bomb threats and general threats of violence against schools on December 17th. As of right now there are no known credibility to these threats, and none of our schools have received any threats of this nature.
The mission of the Oakley Police Department is to provide safety and security to all of our schools by being responsive to their needs during all times, but especially from now through the end of business on the 17th. Parents and students can expect to see our officers checking in with the staff of our schools and displaying general visibility around all of our schools. The members of the Oakley Police Department do realize protecting our schools is, and will always be, one of our primary concerns.
We encourage parents to talk to students and encourage safe and responsible social media practices.
As always- if you see something, say something and let your police department know about it.
This is why I only watch cat videos on TikTok. Those TikTok challenges make me question my faith in humanity.
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