MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The feds warning everyone school hoax threats are no joke. The FBI is spreading the word with the start of school in many areas. The agency wants to remind folks to think before they post on social media.
Authorities say making false threats drains law enforcement and costs taxpayers a lot of money. And they say consider the consequences. You can face federal charges with maximum jail time of five years.
“Not only could you be exposed to some sort of criminal liability, but you need to think about your future. You need to think about employers. Many times they check social media before they hire someone,” said M.A. Myers, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Memphis.
The FBI also is asking the community to sound the alarm and report any potential threats to police.