Three Teens Arrested After Social Media Threats Towards Manitoba Schools

Three Teens Arrested After Social Media Threats Towards Manitoba Schools

RCMP Logo VehicleThree male youths have been arrested after separate threats towards Manitoba schools on social media.

A 17-year-old Thompson boy was arrested Tuesday after allegedly making threats towards students of R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson, Manitoba.

The boy was arrested without incident at his home and charges are pending. Police say the boy is a student at the school.

The same day, Carman RCMP received a report of an online threat targeting students of Carman Collegiate. A high school student was arrested and charges are pending.

Beausejour RCMP were notified of similar threats to students of École Edward Schreyer School. Officers arrested a male youth from the RM of Springfield and charges are pending. The suspect is a student at the school.

The three males ranged in age from 13 to 17-years-old.

“Talk to you children about what they are doing and saying online. Remind them that their actions on social media can have serious consequences and can lead to criminal charges,” said Corporal Julie Courchaine of the Manitoba RCMP.

“If your children see something concerning online, ensure they know to immediately alert you, to contact police, or notify a teacher.”

The investigation is continuing.

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