$5000 Reward offered in Hammarskjold Threats

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Lead in Paint has closed Hammarskjold High School for Monday
Lead in Paint has closed Hammarskjold High School for Monday

THUNDER BAY – The situation at Hammarskjold High School has been difficult for students and parents. There have been six threats at the school leading to the school being closed for the day.

The Lakehead Public Schools are now offering a reward of Five Thousand dollars ($5,000.00 ) for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an individual(s) connected to the threats being made relating to Hammarskjold High School.

Please contact the Thunder Bay Police tip line at 807- 684-5001 to provide any and all information that may be instrumental in assisting the Lakehead Public Schools to end these threats.

Thunder Bay Police have offered insight into the nature of the threats.

In a media statement, Police say that they have received anonymous information on six separate occasions this year specifically targeting the school. In each case, school administration and the public were notified of the threats.

TBPS report that the threats have ranged from planned shootings to possible explosives.

The information provided in each instance have required police to quickly respond to the school to ensure public safety. Each response included extensive searches of the building.

In each instance, no evidence was found in the building or grounds relative to the threats. The outcomes of these searches were shared with school officials who then took action regarding the status of the school as they deemed appropriate.

The investigation as to the source of these threats has been challenging given that they are anonymous. A tip line has been setup and the Thunder Bay Police encourage anyone with information on these incidents to come forward and assist investigators. The tip line number is 684-5001.