York Regional Police say a 13-year-old student was arrested after making “Columbine 2.0” threats on social media regarding Clearmeadow Public School in Newmarket, Ont.
Posts made on Facebook threatened a mass shooting at the school.
The York District School Board said Clearmeadow PS would be closed Wednesday as a precaution. Students and staff switched to distance learning for the day.
Police said no one was injured and no weapons were found.
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Due to the age of the accused, under the Juvenile Justice Act, the young teenager could not be identified.
YRDSB said the school will reopen Thursday.
“We have confirmed with the York Regional Police that there is no threat to the school and regular operations will resume tomorrow,” the school board said in a statement. statement. “There is also no reason for concern or additional safety measures other than those that are already in place at other school locations.”
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