Social media posts could lead to real-life consequences

After a juvenile allegedly made a threat against the City of West Point and its police department, officers are warning people to be cautious on social media.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 6:40 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - After a juvenile allegedly made a threat against the City of West Point and its police department, officers are warning people to be cautious on social media.

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"Just look on the TV, there's something always happening with mass shooting," said. Det. Ramirez Ivy with West Point police.

Police say it's important to remember online posts could lead to real-life consequences.

"Give them advice on what to do and what not to do on Facebook," Ivy stated about children.

He says it's also a good idea to report suspicious activity or posts to Facebook.

"With the shift in new technology and the creation of social media, laws are also shifting."

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