Northwest Arkansas schools react to viral Tik Tok challenge encouraging students to bring weapons to school Friday

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Word is spreading regarding a viral Tik Tok challenge that encourages students to bring weapons to their schools on December 17.

Northwest Arkansas school representatives have begun to react.

“The post issues a vague warning concerning school violence tomorrow. This is not specific to any school in Bentonville nor Arkansas. It’s an unsubstantiated threat, trending nationally, that may have caught your child’s attention,” said Dr. Debbie Jones, Superintendent of Bentonville Schools.

Fayetteville Public School also acknowledged the trend.

“Fayetteville Public Schools is in close contact with our partners in law enforcement, as well as with our school resource officers as we monitor these social media posts,” read a statement to teachers and parents.

West Fork Public Schools addresses the situation in a Facebook post:

Tik Tok responded to the threat in a Tweet.

KNWA will continue to monitor the situation and update this story as needed.

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