It is our position that after the Chardon High School shooting, we should take threats made via social media posts seriously. We believe parents/school faculty should invite their children to report any tweets or posts they find threatening to an appropriate figure.
Students claim the suspected CHS shooter, T.J. Lane, tweeted ominous messages before the shooting on Feb. 27.Past events show the shooters usually leave some sort of message before their rampage. We just need to be vigilant and we can, hopefully, help prevent these massacres.
We are unwavering supporters of freedom of speech, but when the lives of innocent children are at risk, isn’t it our duty to take the appropriate action to see lives are spared?We are in no way asking the government to watch over our tweets or Facebook posts. We ask concerned citizens to report any alarming social media entries to the proper authorities.
It’s unfortunate people do not have respect for the gift of life. While hindsight may be 20/20, we can learn from these tragedies and make our schools safer. We urge anyone who sees an alarming post to take the appropriate action to help prevent tragedieslike the one at CHS.