Comal ISD Superintendent Warns Parents to Expect Increased Law Enforcement Presence at Schools after Tik Tok Messages Go Viral
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim warned parents today to expect increased law-enforcement presence at district schools on Thursday and Friday after the Department of Homeland Security warned law enforcement agencies nationwide about viral Tik Tok messages threatening school shootings on Friday, Dec. 17.
None of these messages mention specific schools.
However, social-media messages about the Friday shootings are circulating at Spring Branch Middle School, Kim said.
Law enforcement already traced the origin of this specific message to a student in a neighboring school district and has taken action, he said in an email.
“We fully expect that these social-media messages about a national school-shooter day to make its way among students at schools across our district,” he said. “Although no Comal ISD schools have been mentioned as part of this nationwide threat, tomorrow and Friday we will increase the law-enforcement presence on our campuses. In addition, our Safety and Security team will stay engaged with law enforcement to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information about this situation.”
Kim urged parents to tell their children to report any threats to an adult on campus.
On Dec. 9, Danville Middle School Principal Jason Munmert emailed parents to let them know a student overheard jokingly making a comment about “shooting up the school” was removed from campus. On Dec. 8, a Davenport High School student who threatened to harm other students was arrested by Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies and charged with making terroristic threats.