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Making a School Threat is No Joke, It’s a Crime

Under a new Florida law, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, it is now a second-degree felony to post shooting or terrorism threats on social media platforms – even if the threat is posted as a joke. Violators could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

School Safety Starts at Home: Tips for a Safe Start to the School

“We are all school safety.” This is something I’ve said quite a bit in my first month as Chief of Police for the School District Police Department, and it’s something that I truly believe. We all play a role in the safety and security of our students and our schools.

Safety has always been a priority for everyone at the School District of Palm Beach County. We take very seriously the responsibility that rests with us when our students – your children – are in our schools. But for parents, what happens on campus should be only part of the conversation when it comes to school safety.