The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a strict reminder to the community.
The following statement was issued by the office on Tuesday afternoon:
‘The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is making it known to the community that there is a zero-tolerance policy for individuals who issue or repost threatening messages using social media.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to investigating any individual who utilizes social media in a way to create fear or alarm to others. We will hold them accountable.
“We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior,” explained Sheriff Maier. “We will be swift and sure with our investigations. There will be no leniency for individuals who indicate they may cause harm to another person.”
We take these threats very seriously and individuals who make the threats or share them can and will face criminal charges.
Those who come across these messages are encouraged to notify law enforcement and/or school administrators and not to continue to share the message through social media.’