Online Threat Against St. Patrick High School

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THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating a threat that has been directed at St. Patrick High School.

Police was made aware of a threat that was posted on Snapchat around 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. The threat involved a snap showing what appeared to be a photograph of a rifle with a caption insinuating an attack against the school.

The complaint was immediately handed over to the service’s Major Crime Section and officers are now investigating the origin of this threat.

The post is similar to an earlier threat directed at Westgate High School via Snapchat.

The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Cyber Crime Unit and School Resource Unit are also assisting with these investigations.

For up-to-date information about the status of local schools please visit school boards’ social media accounts and websites:
• Lakehead Public Schools https://twitter.com/LakeheadSchools
• Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board https://twitter.com/tbc_schools
• Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales https://www.facebook.com/csdcab

If you have any information that could assist this investigation please call police at 684-1200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

If you see suspicious activity on social media, please report it immediately.