Coloma High School students met with officials on dangers of school threats

NOW: Coloma High School students met with officials on dangers of school threats

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mi. – Students at Coloma High School are meeting with Berrien County Prosecutor Steve Pierangeli on Friday, Dec. 12 to talk about school shooting threats and their dangers.

This comes after one student was taken into custody Thursday for allegedly talking about “shooting guns in the classroom."

 The goal of the student assembly is to instill the importance of online social media safety, and the implications that your words can have whether you mean it or not. 

 Students at Coloma High School will be meeting with the Berrien County Prosecutor. They will talk about the dangers of school threats, social media safety, and the criminal penalties for making threats, even if the students never plan on carrying out their threat or are just “joking” about it. 

 An official with the school said the goal moving forward is to have all their students go through this program twice, once as middle school students and as high schoolers. This way, they are well-versed on the safety of online social media use, and the risks and dangers of making school threats, whether it's verbal or through a post online.

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