Fresno Unified superintendent says school threats are no joke
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) —
School threats have been in the news a lot ever since the deadly shooting in Florida.
The Fresno Unified School District has had its own school threats to deal with.
In a news conference Tuesday, Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson says the school district, along with the Fresno Police Department, have had to investigate 12 different social media threats in just the last two weeks.
Superintendent Nelson says none of the threats investigated proved to be credible, but making such a threat is no joke. " Fresno Unified and the Fresno Police Department want our parents and students to know that making false social media threats is a serious matter. It's a violation of education code and it's a criminal offense and we intend to take action," said Nelson
Nelson went on to say that anyone making such threats will face possible suspension, expulsion, arrest, and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.