In case you are not already aware, there are posts on TikTok stating that on Friday, Dec.
17, there is a challenge to call in bomb threats, school shooting threats, etc., at schools
in the United States. These TikToK posts did not originate from our area.
Social media is a powerful tool often used to influence others, and not always for good. It
is always important to remain vigilant when it involves these types of threats. Please take
time to talk to your students about the influence of social media and the potential
consequences of engaging in this type of behavior. We must take every threat seriously,
and students face the possibility of suspension or expulsion and possible legal
consequences for making threats.
Hedley ISD wants to make sure that students, parents, and community members
understand they play an essential role in informing district administration of any threat
made to the schools, students, or staff. "If you see something, say something!" is a vital
part of a national effort to keep not only our schools but our nation safe.
Again, we want to thank the students, parents, and community members for your
partnership in keeping our schools safe. We all have a role in keeping our students and
Hedley ISD student code of conduct -
Terroristic Threat -
Under Penal Code Section 22.07, a person commits an offense if he threatens to commit any
offense involving violence to any person or property with the intent to:
(a) cause a reaction of any type to his threat by an official or volunteer agency
organized to deal with emergencies; or
(b) place any person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or
(c) prevent or interrupt the occupation or use of a building; room; place of assemble;
place to which the public has access; place of employment or occupation; aircraft,
automobile, or other form of conveyance; or other public place; or
(d) cause impairment or interruption of public communications, public transportation,
public water, gas, or power supply or other public service.
A person who receives a terroristic threat must not only believe the threat, but also believe that
the person making the threat will carry it out.
"Terroristic Threat" violation is also a discretionary expellable offense dependent on the local
Student Code of Conduct.
False Alarm/False Report - A student who commits an offense if he knowingly initiates, communicates
or circulates a report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense, or other emergency that he
knows is false or baseless and that would ordinarily:
(a) cause action by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies;
(b) place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or
(c) prevent or interrupt the occupation of a building, room, place of assembly, place to
which the public has access, or aircraft, automobile, or other mode of conveyance.
"False Alarm/False Report" violation is also a discretionary expellable offense
dependent on the
local Student Code of Conduct.