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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