Two In Custody Over School Threats – Update
Prince George, B.C. -Two males are in custody in connection with threats made to schools in Prince George on social media.
Prince George RCMP officers attended Prince George Secondary School and arrested two persons. The two are believed to be responsible for the threats made towards schools through social media last night. The two arrested are males ages 16 and 17. Both remain in custody at this time.
The threats appeared on a social media site called PG Clowns, which is a spin off of the creepy clown phenomena that has surfaced in Nova Scotia and along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. where people have dressed in clown costumes and made threats of violence to others.
Police say the two arrested in Prince George this morning were not wearing clown costumes, nor have there been any ‘clowns’ sited at any other schools or anywhere else in the City.
The threats prompted a precautionary measure which saw schools in Prince George on high alert, keeping students indoors and, acting on advice from Police, the doors locked.
As a result of the investigation the Prince George RCMP id recommending that the safety measures at area schools be lifted and that normal activities resume.
Police say the investigation remains ongoing.