Another Fort Erie school faces ‘shelter in place’ after receiving bomb threat


Published January 26, 2023 at 4:20 pm

John Brant Public School in Fort Erie

For the second time in three days, another Fort Erie public school had to implement a “shelter in place” procedure after a bomb threat was called in.

This morning (Jan. 26) at 10:30 am, Niagara Police were called by John Brant Public School in Fort Erie after receiving a bomb threat by telephone.  The school instantly implemented a shelter in place safety procedure “out of an abundance of caution.”

When police arrived, they cleared the school while investigating the threat. Just past noon, they gave the all-clear so the students, faculty and staff could return.

Ridge Road North, while had been closed  by police, was re-opened.

The threat was remarkably similar to one received by Garrison Road Public School, which also had to shelter in place on Jan. 24 after getting a gun violence threat over the phone.

Niagara Police noted there were similarities between these incidents “and are investigating to determine what links there may be.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1022300.

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