Due to increasing concern surrounding social media threats circulating online, and in collaboration with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, the Carson City School District will close all schools Friday, December 17, 2021.
Seeing increased and continued alleged threats of violence at schools locally and across the country shared on social media, primarily TikTok, the district has decided to play it safe and begin the two-week scheduled winter break a day early.
The social media challenge, which dubs Friday as "National Shoot Up Your School Day," encourages students to make threats of violence against their school. The threats have not been deemed credible by any local law enforcement agencies and appear to have originated outside of the state of Nevada. One post in particular identified a school only by the school’s abbreviations (I.E. CHS) and did not indicate any other detailed information including the name of the social media profile nor a specific city or location (including state or county)