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One person arrested following threat to students and teachers in Smithers…

SMITHERS, BC: One person has been arrested following a Threat posted online late Thursday night…

Police were notified at approximately 11:24 PM, to a social media post that implied threats of violence to students and teachers.

Although no specific person or school was noted, officers took immediate action to ensure the safety of everyone in the community and as a result one person was arrested.

The RCMP takes threats of any nature very seriously, especially during the time of heightened awareness and concerns around school safety. This is no joking matter. Uttering threats, verbally, in writing or implying a threat is a Criminal Code offence and will not be tolerated in any way.

The investigation is ongoing and if any one has any information in this matter is asked to contact the Smithers RCMP at 250 847-3233 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477

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