The FBI is launching a #Think Before you Post campaign.
The goal is to increase public awareness about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools and other public places.
“America is not going to put up with it any more,” Moody High School principal Sandra Clement said. “It’s important for our students to get another message from another entity as well. Like the FBI that’s going to say, ‘this is not appropriate and there is going to be consequences for it.’ ”
And if you don’t think this doesn’t hit close to home, think again.
Three King High School students were arrested after making a terrorist threat on social media. That case is still pending. If the alleged subjects are convicted, these kids could be locked up in a federal prison.
“Issuing the threat is a federal crime for those who post threats on social media or send them via text or email,” FBI Special Agent Perrye Turner said. “They can receive up to five years in federal prison.”
So kids, sometimes pranks are not funny and no one sees the humor of it.
So before you hit send, think of the consequences.