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Parents, please monitor your child's social media

East Central ISD community,

The safety of our students and staff is the top priority at East Central ISD. As some of you may be aware, school districts across the city, state, and country have recently received social media threats. Much of this stems from kids and their social media accounts and habits. All districts, including East Central ISD, investigate each threat seriously with various law enforcement agencies, the vast majority of which are false and unfounded. These false social media threats create unnecessary fear and panic for our students and community by disrupting the operations of our schools. Please understand that all social media threats—including those shared/reposted, "liked," or commented on—will be investigated by ECPD and our external law enforcement partners, including the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Those found making false social media threats, including but not limited to sharing/reposting, "liking," or commenting, will be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Social media threats, fake or not, are considered a crime with severe consequences and long-term negative effects for students now and well after graduating from school. If your child participates in this, the child may be charged with a criminal offense. 

What can you do? Monitor your child's social media accounts like TikTok and Instagram. While it is important to monitor other children, it is even more vital to monitor your own. School safety is a shared responsibility. Parents, please talk with your child about being a digitally responsible citizen. Parents and students can help law enforcement by not reposting/sharing, "liking," or commenting on social media threats. Instead, if you see something, say something. Call law enforcement to report the threats or our tip line at (210) 709-8080.