Yik Yak is a popular mobile app that allows students to post anonymous comments connected to a geographical area

Yik Yak is a popular mobile app that allows students to post anonymous comments connected to a geographical area.

Alabama high school gets threat via controversial mobile app

Good Hope High School in Cullman County, Ala., will see an increased presence of law enforcement officials in the wake of an online threat indicating "something" could happen at the school.

According to school officials the threat was made through the mobile phone application Yik Yak, a mobile app that allows students to post anonymous comments connected to a geographical area, the Cullman Times reported. The system was designed for use on college campuses for users who are at least 17 years old. However, high schools across the nation have reported having problems with students posting offensive and abusive comments using the app, according to the Cullman Times.

School officials have banned cell phone use as a result of the threat and are working with law enforcement to determine who made the threat. 

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