Niagara Police investigating potential threats on social media

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Published April 20, 2022 at 4:20 pm

The Niagara Police are investigating reports of a post on social media that suggested a teenage boy has been attending schools in the Niagara Region threatening to stab students.

The police became aware of the situation today after they got reports about a post that was circulating on social media platforms including TikTok and Snapchat.

The police hastened to add, “At this time there is no evidence to suggest the validity of this post.  There is no known threat to the public, including teachers and students within our educational institutions.”

Where they didn’t specify where the threats were appearing in the region, they mentioned that detectives in 3 District (Welland and Port Colborne) were investigating.

“Should there be an active threat, the Niagara Regional Police Service will liaise with the effected school(s) to ensure lockdown procedures are implemented and immediately communicate with the public,” the police said. “No schools were directed to lockdown as a result of this social media post.”

To ensure accurate information, members of the public are encouraged to follow the NRPS on any of the following social media platforms:

• Instagram @NiagaraRegionalPolice

• Facebook @NiagaraRegPolice

• Twitter @NiagRegPolice

Anyone with information regarding the source or allegation contained within the social media post is being asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension #1023300.

 

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