(Alexandria, MN)--Officials with the Alexandria Public School District say that on the evening of Sunday, September 11, it was reported to the Discovery Middle School (DMS) administration that a threatening TikTok message had been sent out to some middle school students. The message inferred a threat at a future date. Officials say the TikTok messages were reported to the Alexandria Police Department and an investigation was initiated. DMS parents and staff were informed on Sunday evening at 7:00pm.

Further investigation by the Alexandria Police Department led to the identification and location of the subjects involved in the threat. The Alexandria Police Department is confident that the threats have been mitigated.

Officials encourage parents to monitor their children’s social media usage and engage their children in conversations about proper behavior online.