Threats made against Brampton high school, youth in custody
Published December 19, 2022 at 10:39 am
UPDATE: One youth has been charged and police have seized replica firearms after threats were aimed at a Brampton high school.
Police are giving the all-clear and one youth his in custody after threats were made against a Brampton high school.
Shortly before midnight on Sunday (Dec. 18), Peel Regional Police say officers received reports of threats made against Brampton’s St. Augustine Catholic Secondary School on various social media platforms.
A police spokesperson did not comment on the specifics of the threat but said it was “serious,” and that police had been contacted by concerned parents who were made aware of the threat over social media.
One youth was in custody before school was set to start on Monday morning, a police spokesperson said.
Police said there is no threat to public safety and St. Augustine Catholic Secondary was open for classes on Monday morning.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.
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-We are aware of messaging on various platforms directed at St. Augustine C.S.S.
-a person is currently in custody
-PRP would like to reassure the staff & students that there is no threat to public safety
– News release will be issued
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— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) December 19, 2022