DeSoto Police at DeSoto High School

DeSoto, TX - There is a heavy police presence at the DeSoto High School in response to a trend on social media.  A number of school districts around the country are responding to an anonymous threat on TikTok that seemingly warns against students attending class today.

The threat, or "challenge," as some have referred to it, reportedly calls on students to commit acts of violence on December, 17 2021. As of now there have been no threats to our school district specifically.

The DeSoto Police Department will remain vigilant and is prepared to respond at a moment's notice. The safety of our children is our number one priority.

If there are any updates, we will notify the public as soon as the information is available.

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