13-year-old student arrested after online threats forced Newmarket school to close – Toronto
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.
Messages posted on Facebook threatened a mass shooting at the school.
The York Region District School Board said as a precaution, Clearmeadow PS will be closed on Wednesday. Students and staff have switched to remote 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 Youth Criminal Justice Act, the young teenager cannot be identified.
YRDSB said the school will reopen on Thursday.
“We have confirmed with York Regional Police that there is no threat to the school and regular operations will resume tomorrow,” the school board said in a statement. declaration. “There is also no cause for concern or additional safety measures beyond those already in place at other schools.”
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