NATIONWIDE – It has almost been a month since the deadly Florida school shooting, but anxiety remains high nationwide as threats continue to pop up on social media.
School threats have been on the rise since the Parkland shooting. New numbers from the Educator's School Safety Network reports 810 threats made in schools nationwide since Feb. 15. That number rose from the total count at 797 on Wednesday.
Most of the threats involve guns. More than half of the time, a gun has been found in the suspect's possession.
Comparing local numbers to the national trend, Texas has the most number of threats at 61 since Feb. 15.
The most recent local threats were at Boerne High School, South San High School in San Antonio, Westwood High School in Williamson County, Vandegrift High School and Akins High School in Austin. Half of these threats were also made on social media.
The school safety network records an estimated 10 threats on average daily, but in the aftermath of the shooting in Florida that count went up to 70 daily threats.
Aside from Texas, Ohio, California and Florida made the list of "top 10" states of concern. The non-profit said populations contribute to the high numbers.
In Texas, if suspects are caught making threats against a school that could seriously hurt people, they would face charges for making a terroristic threat. The indictments range from a class B misdemeanor or a third-degree felony, which both involve jail time and fines.
Victoria Maranan is LIVE explaining the social media trend.