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Superintendent's Message About Tiktok Threats
Posted 12/17/21

Dear AUSD Community,

 

We, like other districts, are following regional and national media reports about threats of violence against schools on December 17 via the social media platform, Tik Tok.

 

As of this evening we have nothing to substantiate a specific or credible threat to local schools here in Alameda. However, in an abundance of caution, our team, via Assistant Superintendent Zazo, reached out to our principals earlier today with reminders on protocols for following up on threats in general, and also the need to maintain effective student and campus supervision as we transition to winter break.

 

Communications to District and County Superintendents this evening from the State Department of Education, Cal Office of Emergency Services, and other state officials have assured us that both state and federal law enforcement agencies are actively assessing these threats and investigating their origins.

 

Obviously should something more specific emerge relative to our community we will engage local law enforcement immediately and communicate with our stakeholders.

 

I completely understand the way recent tragic events can further amplify staff, student, and parent fears related to topics like this. And while nothing specific and/or credible relative to Alameda Unified schools is in front of us as of this evening, we will respond quickly and collaboratively if anything more substantive or specific emerges. 

 

Pasquale Scuderi

Superintendent