RCMP Investigates Threat to Schools
Prince George, B.C. – Area schools are on high alert following a threat made on a local social media page.
Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass isn’t naming the page but says the threats were made last night and depict a cartoon banner photo that includes firearms. He says the posts indicate that Prince George schools may be targeted.
“We are working with School District 57 and private schools in the area to ensure the safety of all children in our schools,” he says. “We are asking all area schools to keep children inside, restrict movement and lock external doors.”
Douglass calls it “a non-credible threat” but notes police are taking “this page and the many comments on it very seriously and have been engaged throughout the night.”
He also notes police have no evidence to support violent action will take place but are concerned and “will act with an abundance of caution.”
Douglass says similar pages were created throughout the country yesterday with no violence reported.
He says updates will be provided as they become available.