A massive new region-wide campaign has just been launched by CMS and CMPD to attempt to curb school threats. The campaign is being called #ThinkBeforeYouPost, and law enforcement agencies from Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville have already joined in.
According to North Carolina school officials, there were at least 103 threats were made against schools in North Carolina over the past year, over 25% more than the prior year.
Yesterday morning, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted out the following message;
HEY STUDENTS: #ThinkBeforeYouPost. https://t.co/SvvtRYUyLn pic.twitter.com/peycJtLoMu
— CMPD News (@CMPD) August 22, 2018
This is the video the CMPD tweet linked to;
CMPD and CMS also held a joint press conference yesterday to announce the new campaign and detail what specific measures would be taken;
The new city-wide campaign will continue to post on social media using the hashtag #ThinkBeforeYouPost, and will install billboards on local around Charlotte highways and Uptown at the EpiCentre.
What do you think about the new campaign?