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CBRPS responds to potential threat to schools

October 2, 2016

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating after receiving multiple reports of two different Instagram accounts citing potential threats towards Sherwood Park Education Centre, Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High School, Sydney Academy, Riverview High School, Breton Education Centre, Glace Bay High School, Malcolm Munroe Memorial Junior High School and Oceanview Education Centre.

The CBRPS General Investigative Section and Computer Forensic Unit were able to deem that the threats were not credible, and that there is no threat to public safety, including at Sherwood Park Education Centre, Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High School, Sydney Academy, Riverview High School, Breton Education Centre, Glace Bay High School, Malcolm Munroe Memorial Junior High School and Oceanview Education Centre, at this point in time.

Through their invesigation, police have identified a 12-year-old girl who will be processed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The investigation is on-going.