Today’s Threat to Schools ‘not credible’ say Police
Prince George, B.C.- RCMP in Prince George have recommended the lock downs at Prince George High Schools be lifted. School District 57 agreed to the request at 10:05 a.m. today.
This morning, Prince George RCMP received reports of more online threats to area high schools. School District 57 opted to place the six (6) area high schools into lock-down in order to better protect children and teachers.
The lockdown is the second in as many days following yesterday’s situation that developed because of social media threats that featured graphics of clowns bearing firearms and warning that certain high schools in Prince George were to be targeted. Two people were arrested in connection with that threat, one was later released, the other, a 16 year old, is to appear in court today.
RCMP investigators have determined today’s threats are non-credible and in some cases, out dated. As a result, police are recommending that the lock-down be lifted at all schools and regular school activity resume.
Police will continue to investigate these threats and will continue to have an increased presence around schools. Any and all threats will be taken seriously.
Police are reminding the public that such investigations tie up resources that could be better used responding to where they are truly needed. Anyone believed to be involved in these threats will be the subject of a police response and treated seriously until determined otherwise.
Investigations are continuing