OPP Investigating Threat Incident at Fort Frances High School

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Fort Frances, Ontario – The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has launched an investigation into a threat incident at Fort Frances High School, heightening concerns for the safety of the school community.

Here are the key developments in this matter:

Threat Received

On January 7, 2024, around 4:00 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP Detachment received information indicating the possibility of a bomb threat targeting Fort Frances High School on January 8, 2024.

Suspect Identified

In response to this alarming information, law enforcement officers have identified a youth suspect in connection with the threat. Swift actions were taken to secure the school premises.

Enhanced Police Presence

As a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of staff and students, an increased police presence will be maintained on-site throughout the day.

Public Assistance Appeal

The OPP is urging anyone who possesses information related to this incident or who observes any suspicious activities in the vicinity of the school to promptly contact law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1. Public vigilance and cooperation are crucial in situations like these.

The Rainy River District Detachment of the OPP is actively working to investigate the matter and safeguard the well-being of the school community.

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