Bomb threats made against 6 schools in Brampton, police adding security as precaution
Published October 4, 2023 at 2:13 pm
Police will be beefing up security at half a dozen Brampton schools after bomb threats were made online this week.
Peel Regional Police say they were made aware of threats against six schools in Brampton on Monday (Oct. 2) after posts began surfacing on various social media platforms.
Police refused to comment on which schools were targeted in the posts but multiple reports say the schools are Bramalea Secondary School, St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Notre Dame Secondary School, Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School, North Park Secondary School and Louise Arbour Secondary School.
A police spokesperson said parents and students can expect to see an increased police presence at the schools and police are working alongside the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board to ensure safety.
Police have launched a criminal investigation but were unable to comment further on the threats.
At least four of the schools were also on a list circulating on social media last March related to threats of a gunman coming to “shoot them up.”
A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were each charged with one count of uttering threats in that incident which also led to police officers being stationed at the schools as a precaution.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising