Kentucky Teens Face Charges For TikTok Bomb Threat Trend, Police Say

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Four teenagers in Kentucky are now facing charges of terrorism and harassment after making bomb threats towards their teachers as part of a disturbing trend on TikTok, reports the NY Post

Since the start of the new school year, there have been four separate bomb threats at three high schools in Oldham County. It has been confirmed that at least three of these incidents were linked to social media.

“The challenge encouraged students to record a video of themselves telling a teacher there was a bomb or gun in their backpack,”

Oldham County police said in a statement.

The students, all 15 years old, have been suspended and must undergo a mental health screening before returning to school. District officials are urging parents to educate their children about the serious consequences of making such dangerous threats.

“Whether written or spoken, all threats are taken seriously and students need to know the repercussions of these actions, both short and long term. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress or anxiety for our students, families, and staff,”

the district wrote in a message to parents. 

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