The Casper Police Department has been made aware of a nationwide social media trend encouraging violence in schools.
At this time, no threats have been made to schools within the City of Casper as it relates to this trend.
The specific trend encourages individuals to make threats of violence to schools tomorrow, December 17, 2021.
The Casper Police Department takes all threats of violence to our schools extremely seriously. The Department will pursue appropriate criminal charges for individuals responsible for making threats of violence towards schools.
“We would like to remind all individuals, regardless of age, that a violent threat toward a school is illegal,” said Casper Police Department School Resource Sergeant Scott Jones. “The Casper Police Department will vigorously investigate any claim of violence and hold the person responsible for the threat accountable. In Wyoming, that means a felony arrest for making a terroristic threat. We find this and similar trends highly disturbing and encourage all parents and guardians to have a conversation with their children about the real-life consequences as result of these trends.”
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.