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.

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“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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