Social media Content Leads To Arrests Of 3 White Hall Students, District Says

The Yik Yak app (decrease left) is seen on an iPhone in Washington on this Nov. 11, 2015, file picture. Customers of the social media app worth it for its anonymity, however arrests linked to the app show that these customers aren't as nameless as they imagine. (AP/Ronald Lizik)

White Corridor police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are wanting into social media content material that led to the arrest of three college students at White Corridor Excessive Faculty on Thursday.

In line with an announcement from the White Corridor Faculty District, the scholars have been arrested for "content material positioned on their private social media platforms." White Corridor Police Chief Greg Shapiro mentioned state and federal legislation enforcement officers notified his division of social media threats posted on the app Yik Yak.

"The threats have been presumably involving the White Corridor Excessive Faculty," Shapiro mentioned in one other launch. "An investigation was instantly initiated."

Faculty officers and authorities didn't disclose precisely what was posted.

Faculty useful resource officers and prison investigators from White Corridor Police recognized the scholars however didn't identify them, in response to Shapiro. Police confirmed all have been minors, including the teenagers have been taken into custody with out incident from White Corridor Excessive.

"Their dad and mom have been notified, and all concerned cooperated with the investigation," Shapiro mentioned. "In the course of the course of the investigation, no weapons have been positioned and no current or future threats to the varsity's safety have been recognized."

Faculty officers didn't elaborate on the character of the content material and deferred inquiries to authorities,

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