RCMP say that in the past two days they have responded to four threats at Manitoba schools with two of those involving guns.
On Wednesday officers were called to Joe A. Ross school on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation after a threat written on a bathroom wall was discovered. A few hours later and officers in Steinbach responded to reports of a student being threatened with a pellet gun that another student had brought to school.
On Thursday a 13-year-old female was arrested after she allegedly posted a threat on social media against Major Pratt school in Russell. The teen is facing charges of Uttering Threats.
In Portage la Prairie a student had brought a gun to Portage Collegiate Institute on Thursday. The 16-year-old-female turned herself
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RCMP say that they take these types of incidents very seriously.
“This is an important reminder that these types of incidents are taken very seriously by the RCMP. Uttering threats or bringing weapons of any sort to school can lead to criminal charges and can impact a student for the rest of their life” said Cpl. Julie Courchaine with the Manitoba RCMP. “We continue to ask that anybody that sees or hears a threat to report it immediately to a trusted adult, teacher, or police officer.”
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