Police investigate a number of threats involving local high school studentsWest Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A number of threats involving West Fargo and Fargo high school students are showing up on social media. The scare has local law enforcement investigating, but schools say there's no reason for parents to worry.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A number of threats involving West Fargo and Fargo high school students are showing up on social media. The scare has local law enforcement investigating, but schools say there's no reason for parents to worry.
The threats began on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, and police say although they were just online, there's still reason to take them seriously.
Lt. Joel Vettel/Fargo Police: "When somebody decides to make a decision to put something that's inappropriate on a social media site, that somebody could mistakenly believe is a threat, that is something that is very concerning."
The threats came after a fight over a boy, between several West Fargo females and one Davies female.
The Davies student posted pictures of profane text messages describing what could be perceived as online death threats, after a West Fargo student sent her a racial slur.
Fargo police investigated after being contacted by both districts...and said they did not find any credibility to the comments after looking at the entire situation.
But both students and law enforcement, say you should always think twice about what you post on the internet.
Jarret Wold/West Fargo Senior: "I got Facebook. I never say anything stupid online, but some kids really got to watch what they say."
Vettel: "Our first and top goal is to always ensure the safety of students and personnel within the school district and that's certainly our number one goal, and that takes precedent over everything."
Police say there is no threat to student safety at either school. Police say criminal charges against the students are possible.