It's no news to anyone that the internet can be really dangerous. The anonymity of a screen often makes people think that they can do whatever they want.
Obviously, that's not the case and any serious illegal activity can and will be tracked down. You know, like usually shooting threats are taken really seriously, even if your IP address is out of the country.
This was definitely the case when a 14-year old girl living in Ontario threatened a high school in New Hampshire. She made references to bodily harm and even death in an Instagram post, but the police took them very seriously. And they should have!
Security was increased at the school in Hanover and authorities in the area and in Canada are keeping in regular contact with the situation should anything happen, but needless to say, the police in New Hampshire contacted those in her hometown and she was arrested last night.
Following the shooting in Florida on February 14th, 2018, the authorities have announced charges for five teenagers threatening schools in Ontario and just the next day this girl was arrested too.
Officers are bringing up search warrants and are seizing all the devices that are used for these threats. Hopefully, more happens to them than having their iPhones taken away.
Apparently, they're even using Instagram for their threats. It baffles me how the world can repeatedly turn something so innocent into a medium for dangerous threats.
Teenagers obviously see these kinds of situations are some kind of a joke. Experts say that after big school shootings, online threats increase. People are trying to gain followers and up their image, but they need to know that there is a right way and a wrong way to do things.