Dear Dayton Public Schools Families:
The Dayton Public School District is aware of rumors circulating on social media, specifically TikTok, about threats to schools across the United States on December 17th. These rumors threaten shootings, bomb threats, and other violent acts, and at times refer to December 17th as “National Shoot Up Your School Day.”
Please be aware that these threats do not specifically target DPS or any other school district. However, the district takes all threats to safety seriously and wanted to make parents and guardians aware of this situation.
Security personnel and usual security measures will be in place at all buildings tomorrow, December 17th. The Dayton Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have been made aware of these rumors, and their presence has been requested across the district tomorrow.
If staff, students, or parents discover any specific threats or witness any suspicious activity, please report those threats immediately to the district and law enforcement. In addition, please remind students that threats of any kind will result in disciplinary action or legal consequences. It can be easy for students to get caught up in sharing what they see on social media, but those actions can sometimes have real-world consequences.
As a reminder, DPS students and parents can also call the Safer Ohio School Tip Line at any time to anonymously report threats to schools or students’ safety. The tip line is available by calling 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764).
Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep schools safe.
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