Social Media Watchdog Group Alerts Edmond School Of Threats - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Social Media Watchdog Group Alerts Edmond School Of Student Threats

Posted: Updated:
On May 2, Edmond Santa Fe principal received a tip that a student was tweeting threats against the school. On May 2, Edmond Santa Fe principal received a tip that a student was tweeting threats against the school.
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

A virtual school threat was halted before ever becoming a reality. It's all thanks to a watchdog program 1,300 miles away.

The threats against Edmond Santa Fe started and stopped online.

When we send a tweet, our followers are first to see what we say, but who else is watching?

That question was answered when one Edmond student "tweeted" what he considered jokes. Only Edmond police consider them threats.

"If you would not stand on a table in the cafeteria and shout out this information, do not put this on social media," Public Information Officer for Edmond Schools, Susan Parks-Schlepp, said.

A lesson most likely learned, especially now at the expense of Nadine Abdelkader's peer.

"I've heard a few people talk about it here and there," Santa Fe senior Nadine Abdelkader said.

On May 2, Edmond Santa Fe principal received a tip that a student was tweeting threats against the school. Administrators found a handful of suggestive tweets on that student's Twitter.

One read, "I'm gonna shoot up the school if I fail the EOI."

Another read in part, "Some white kid better shoot up the school or I will."

"He mentioned these were made as a joke...to get more followers," Parks-Schlepp said.

"I'm sure he wasn't serious, but it still needs to be taken seriously," Abdelkader said.

Authorities searched the student and his home and determined there were no real plans to carry out any act of violence. Although, police reports show that the district attorney could still press charges.

"Watch what you say, cause it can really scare people," Abdelkader said.

As for the tip, it came from 1,300 miles away in Washington D.C. A watchdog group called "STG Sentinel" monitors social media to prevent school violence. Edmond schools isn't a subscriber, but like Abdelkader, district officials are glad the situation was handled.

"He learned his lesson," Abdelkader said.

"I think it's the age we live in... this case we're very grateful they contacted us," Parks-Schlepp said.

The charge presented to the juvenile district attorney's office is "threatening an act of violence."

Edmond schools is not currently subscribing, but officials said it's something the school board may consider at the next meeting.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night. Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night.
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
  • OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.