After last week's shooting in Florida, there have been an increase in school threats across the country, including northeast Ohio.
"Up until last Wednesday, it was just a now and then threat. Since Wednesday's shooting in Florida, our threats in our area have increased," said Special Agent Vicki Anderson with the Cleveland FBI.
Most of threats have come to the attention of police via social media. You've most likely heard of Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat, but there is a new app that was used to send a recent threat.
It's called Sarahah. It was used to send a vague threat to a local student. The app is based overseas. It has 14 million users worldwide and is anonymous.
"If you haven't heard about it, I suggest you Google it and educate yourself on Sarahah," said Stark County Sheriff George Maier.
Maier said it is one of the top five downloads for young people.
The FBI is helping local police departments track down those responsible for recent, local threats.
"It's not funny. This always seems to happen after a shooting, copycat threats. It's not a joke, not a joke at all. No one is laughing," said Anderson.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the threat, the person or persons could face state or federal charges.