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Brantford Police Service Continue Investigation Into Social Media Post

Dec 15, 2017

Members of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continued their investigation throughout the day into a concerning social media post.  The post had been made on December 14, 2017 which referenced an earlier investigation where threats had been made and mentioned North Park Colligate.

The BPS Major Crime Unit would like to thank staff, students, and parents, members of the public and of the Grand Erie District School for their continued assistance in this investigation. 

The BPS Major Crime Unit is continuing their investigation and is asking anyone who has information into this incident to contact police.  Anyone with information can contact Det. Daryl Graham of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2206         

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
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December 15, 2017

On December 14, 2017 information was received regarding an online message that appeared on a Social Media site. The post referenced an earlier incident and mentioned North Park Collegiate. 

The BPS Major Crime unit is investigating this incident and is pursuing information regarding the identity of the person responsible for the post.

Staff and students will observe a heavier police presence at North Park Collegiate School today while High School Resource Officers and Detectives from Major Crime Unit continued their investigation.

The Brantford Police Service reminds people that social media outlets can be a useful but powerful tool.  It is everyone?s responsibility to use it appropriately and safely.  Threatening online or social-media posts are taken very seriously and are not treated as juvenile pranks.  The BPS treats acts of violence or threats of violence the same, they will be fully investigated and if warranted charges will be laid.  These acts include the threat to public safety and our community.   
 
The BPS continues their investigation working closely with school officials and students at North Park Collegiate as well as the Grand Erie District School Board.  Members of the community including students who have information about this investigation are encouraged to come forward and speak to their parents, teachers or the police. 
Anyone with information can contact Det. Chad Francis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2272

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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