PALM BEACH SCHOOL POLICE PLEA: STOP POSTING FAKE THREATS

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County School Police officers are dealing with a significant number of school threats posted to social media.

In a robo-call to parents throughout Palm Beach County Monday night, a school police official is pleading with parents to watch what their kids are posting to social media, warning that any threat to a school will be investigated and that action will be taken against posters.

While even a Palm Beach County School District third grader will tell you this may create a first amendment issue for police and prosecutors, the point is valid: students posting threats just to get attention are taking limited resources away from legitimate investigations.

The underlying message: if you know of a legitimate threat, call the police. If you’re just trying to get attention, find another way that harms no one, doesn’t involve law enforcement, and won’t scare an already edgy South Florida.