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Important Safety Message from SPPS

We have been made aware of nationwide rumors circulating within our school communities. The rumors appear to have started as a national trend for threatening violence in schools on Friday, Dec. 17. The information is spreading through social media, primarily on TikTok.

It is important to note that many of the messages being shared on social media are copied from posts outside the SPPS district. We are evaluating all potential threats.

Sharing inappropriate content or threats on social media can have real-life consequences, including suspension and criminal charges. We take situations like this seriously and will follow our standard discipline procedures as outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Please remind your students to use social media responsibly.

Students are often aware of situations before adults, so please remind your students that it is important for them to report concerns to a trusted adult. Concerns may also be submitted on the Tipline on the MySPPS app or online at

Thank you for your efforts to keep our schools safe and for your support of Saint Paul Public Schools.