Red Deer RCMP responded to a bomb threat at Central Middle School on Thursday morning. A second threat, allegedly from the same youth, was made on Friday. (Advocate file photo)

Central Middle School hit with another phone threat Friday

RCMP allege youth who made bomb threat on Thursday made second threat Friday

A youth suspected of making a bomb threat to Central Middle School on Thursday allegedly made another threat on Friday, said RCMP.

About 1:35 p.m Friday the school received a threat involving a firearm. The school went into hold and secure status while RCMP investigated.

“RCMP have confirmed that threats made to the school on June 1 and June 2 were from the same person,” said police in a news release that came out about 4:20 p.m. on Friday.

“RCMP are in contact with the youth and a criminal investigation is underway.”

There was no risk to the school or students, said police.

Central Middle School was briefly evacuated on Thursday when a bomb threat was phoned in.

Police were notified of the threat just before 9:30 a.m.

About an hour after the threat was made, RCMP announced a suspect was identified and located and police were “in contact” with that individual, according to a media release issued around 11 a.m.

RCMP officers cleared Central Middle School and determined there was no risk to staff or students, who began returning to the building to resume classes, at the direction of Red Deer Public Schools’ board of trustees.

Central Middle School serves more than 590 students in Grades 6-8 and is located in the city’s downtown.

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