A virtual barrier banning the anonymous posting app ‘Yik-Yak' has been established around Mason High School after a student used the app to make a bomb threat.
The sophomore student was charged for making false alarms, a first degree misdemeanor, and will be disciplined by the school for the Nov. 20 threat, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the district.
Yik-Yak allows users to create anonymous posts on a message board that shows content within a 1.5 mile radius.
Mason reportedly contacted Yik-Yak's corporate headquarters in order to install the barrier, known as a geo-fence, around the high school. The district has also blocked the app from connecting through their servers and banned the app from all school-sponsored events.
Several other Tri-State schools have banned Yik-Yak due to concerning posts.