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Youth arrested in connection with social media threat investigation

One person is in custody and facing charges in relation to threats made on social media towards a local school yesterday.

Prince George RCMP arrest a male youth at about 10:40 a.m. this morning after receiving several reports earlier that threats had been made against DP Todd students on social media.

The youth was transported to the Prince George RCMP detachment where he currently remains.  Investigators are confident that he acted alone.

At approximately 2 p.m., members of the Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit with assistance from General Duty officers, executed a search warrant at a residence in Prince George.  No firearms or evidence of a legitimate threat were located.

In conjunction with School District 57, investigators have assessed that there is no elevated risk to students attending school next week.

The youth will be released on strict conditions including not to have access to computer devices or the internet.  He will attend court at a future date to answer to charges.

The Prince George RCMP take threats of this nature very seriously and will use all available resources to seek out those persons that choose to be involved in these types of acts.

Police will continue to work with School District 57 administration to ensure the safety of all children in all schools.

If you have any information about threats to schools, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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