Social Media Saves Lives

Today a friend found and reposted images of posts they pulled off of a Facebook profile where the person posting claimed they were planning to go on a shooting spree at Antelope Valley College. She included a link to the person’s profile to prove the images were legit.

By the time I saw her post and opened the link to his profile 153 people had shared his threatening post. Sadly, 7 people had “liked” the post. (Seriously, why?)

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Sharing this info and the image was good to help notify friends going to that school, or that live in the area, so they could be aware. Unfortunately, I have no way to tell how many people called the Lancaster, CA police, but I was one of them. Granted, by the time I saw the Facebook post it was 5 hours AFTER the posted threats.

On the phone I was informed by Lancaster PD that this person was in custody.

Wonderful!

Look at it this way… If it’s just a poor taste hoax, he needs to understand that it’s not funny and there are consequences for such actions. If it’s a genuine threat, then social media helped save many lives today and hopefully this person will be given the help they need.

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