Fort Worth ISD superintendent asks parents to help reduce social media threats to schools

Fort Worth Independent School District’s Superintendent Kent P. Scribner again has written a message to all District parents asking them to help stem the flow of social media threats aimed at schools and students.

“Fort Worth ISD takes seriously all threats leveled at our campuses, students, staff, and visitors. Such activity is a crime and will be treated as such when those perpetrators are identified,” said the FWISD in an official release.

“I cannot emphasize strongly enough that such acts are a CRIME. Some of the students involved in sending these threats have already been arrested,” Dr. Scribner writes in his letter to parents. “Make no doubt about it – we will prosecute anyone who perpetrates such criminal activity.”

A social media threat made against Eastern Hills High School today resulted in a significant decreased attendance. The school has 1,054 students enrolled. Today 496 were absent. On the last day of classes last week, there were only 80 absent.

“Fort Worth ISD will continue to work closely with the Fort Worth Police Department in resolving all school threats.”