MUSD Superintendent Urges Parents to Monitor Children’s Social Media In Light of Recent Threat

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Superintendent Thorossian reminded parents that children often have multiple accounts on one platform. - Courtesy photo
Superintendent Thorossian reminded parents that children often have multiple accounts on one platform. – Courtesy photo

Monrovia High School (MHS) was among the most recent targets of threats of school violence made on social media that turned out to be non-credible after investigation by local authorities, Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) Superintendent Katherine Thorossian revealed in an email sent by the district on Friday. According to Superintendent Thorossian, “On Wednesday, a threat was thoroughly investigated by our local law enforcement authorities and determined to be non-credible.”

She went on to emphasize that the district’s top priority is ensuring students’ safety as they pursue their education. On Wednesday, MHS heightened the presence of staff security and law enforcement on campus.

The superintendent also took this opportunity to remind parents of “safe practices” in how children use the internet. “Parents, your assistance is critical in our continued efforts to ensure our schools remain safe havens for our children.” She implored parents to review their children’s social media accounts “to see if they have seen or even shared statements that are questionable or which could be construed as threatening.”

Parents were also urged to have a conversation with their children about responsible social media use and the consequence of posting something threatening, even if it’s intended to be a joke.

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