Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. (Advocate file photo.)

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. (Advocate file photo.)

RCMP says threats made against a local high school are ‘not credible’

Red Deer RCMP investigated online threats against a local high school.

At about 10 p.m. Monday, Red Deer RCMP received numerous reports of a threat made against Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School over a social media app.

The Red Deer RCMP investigated, and after speaking with a witness, quickly located the individual who had posted the concerning comment.

After speaking with this individual, the threat was determined to not be credible. The officer educated the youth and their family about the seriousness of the situation and the repercussions of making threats online.

“We want to reiterate how dangerous these types of threats are, even if they’re meant as a joke,” said Corp. Mike Evans, Red Deer RCMP Community Policing.

“We take them very seriously and investigate thoroughly as they can have a very negative impact to our community’s feeling of safety and mental well-being.”

This incident is considered resolved and no charges will be laid against the individual.

Bruce Buruma, director of community relations for Red Deer Public Schools, said the district appreciates that police took the matter seriously and resolved it quickly.

He added these kinds of situations “have a significant impact on students, staff and families,” and supports are available for those who need them.