Schools respond to risk of threats Friday

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Police departments across Connecticut are aware of a nationwide threat that appeared on TikTok against schools on Thursday.

A number of school districts and police agencies are keeping in close contact for any possible investigations, threats, or responses that occur Friday.

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"We must all stand together to stop the dangerous new trend of using social media to instigate violence in our schools and communities," says Connecticut Education Association President Kate Dias.

Region 10 schools, covering Burlington and Harwington, are closing for the day. The district says it has received "...information from the state and local police regarding possible threatening information specific to the Region 10 schools."

Other school districts are monitoring the risk of threats but have not announced closure at this time.