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Kamloops RCMP arrest teen for school threat

September 19, 2019 - 7:34 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police have arrested a local teen after an apparent threat to a local high school and photos of the youth with guns appeared online.

A release from Kamloops RCMP says they got a tip from international policing agency Interpol about communications made over the social networking app SnapChat that included the photos. Kamloops Christian School was closed today out of caution, Staff Sgt. Mat Van Laer said in a news release. 

"We are confident that we have the author of the threat in custody, and that there are no risks to the school staff or students at this time," he said. "These threats to school are very demanding on police resources and are taken very seriously. They also disrupt students, staff and parents. Anyone caught making such threat can be facing very serious consequences."

Because of the age of the alleged offender, no more details about this particular investigation have been released.

We will have more information as it becomes available. 


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