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Tinley Park HS Student Turned In After Facebook Post Threatening Harm

A Tinley Park High School student apparently posted on Facebook, threatening harm to him or herself, and other students. The incident was reported to police.

Tinley Park High School staff stepped in when, in a Facebook post, a student threatened harm to him or herself.

The student was turned over to police, effectively diffusing a dangerous situation, one TPHS parent said. Parents were notified via robo call Saturday afternoon, the parent said.

No other information is available at this time. Stay tuned to Patch as this story develops. 

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Mike December 08, 2013 at 12:40 AM
James...you are an idiot! "Overreaction???" Do you watch the news? Do you have kids? There are laws in place...that schools need to follow protocol....glad that they did. Kudos to the TPHS staff!
Scott December 08, 2013 at 02:19 AM
I say good job by the staff! You have to treat all of these as serious. If they were not serious in causing themself harm, then at the very least it was a call for help!
dee from Tinley December 08, 2013 at 09:44 AM
I agree, since we never know if a this person is serious the staff could not ignore the posting. Good job helping this student and preventing harm.
Denise Politano December 08, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Great job TPHS staff its about time we take this stuff seriously
K R W December 08, 2013 at 10:52 AM
I'd like to read the full story as to what the post said. This article is so vague that it's incomplete.
Lauren Traut (Editor) December 08, 2013 at 11:35 AM
K R W—we've asked the district for more information. If and when we get it, we'll be sure to update the information. This is all the information we had at the time. It's as complete as it could be, with the information provided.
4th wright December 08, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Good job TPHS. At least in this incident, we will not see the faces of shocked parents, kids and teachers on TV saying "We had no warning." It CAN happen here.
4th wright December 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
James, unless you have information regarding this incident not available to the rest of us, I'm at a loss to understand why you think the school overreacted. I have studied school shooting incidents, and gave training to faculty members at a local high school (not TPHS) regarding them. The error in almost every single incident was that warning signs were either not picked up or were ignored. I think the school acted properly, and I commend them. If this student needs help, he or she will now get it.
Ttb December 08, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Kudos to the person who alerted the school of this post
Julie Shaunnessey December 09, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Unfortunately, this is the society we live in today. We have to train our young children what to do in a lock down! I never had to worry about this stuff growing up! We have to worry as parents, teacher, friends and family. We all have to look out for one another! Thank goodness this was taken seriously! Thank you TPHS faculty and to the people responsible for helping this student.

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