UPDATED: Threat causes a second day of concern in Selkirk area schools

04.12.2018 16:55
By: Frank McGwire

Lord Selkirk Division schools put into "hold and secure" mode


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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Fifteen schools schools in the Selkirk area underwent a second day of drama over online threats.

Educators in the Lord Selkirk division reopened their schools, one day after a shutdown, but then were forced to put the school in "hold and secure" mode, after a new threat.

The school division later lifted the lockdown and said the students are safe.

RCMP say three people have been arrested over the initial threats.

Kingley Brett William, who is 18, and a 16-year-old old boy are charged with uttering threats.  An 18-year-old woman has not been charged.

 

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Charges are pending against three people accused of involvement in alleged online threats prompting a Manitoba school division to cancel classes at 15 its schools Monday.  

RCMP Sergeant Paul Manaigre, says it appears the threats were aimed at one particular person who attends school in the city of Selkirk.

"We believe there was a name mentioned in the posting and that person is a student and harm was going to come to him," Manaigre said.

RCMP and the school division took precautionary measures by closing 15 schools in the Lord Selkirk School Division.

"There was no direct link to a school mentioned in the threat but it was implied that it was going to be at a school and I guess some of these people knew where he went," said Manaigre.

A man and a woman, both 18, and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested.