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Important Message from Department of Education Related to TikTok

​December 16, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The message below was sent to me this afternoon from the Department of Education for your information.  We were strongly encouraged to share this information with our parents/guardians so you can be aware and to report any potential concerns and/or threats.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your child's principal.


Dr. Michael S. Elia
Superintendent of Schools
Mountain View School District 
Message from the Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are aware of numerous messages circulating on social media, primarily TikTok, regarding school shootings and bomb threats to schools across the nation for tomorrow, December 17.
These social media posts warn of threats but are not specific to Pennsylvania and do not contain specific threats, schools, actors, or locations.
However, law enforcement and school officials should, as always, remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior to Safe2Say at (844) 723-2729, or, or online at In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
PDE and PSP encourages schools to share this message with their staff, parents, and students to spread awareness of these social media posts.