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Suspect arrested regarding social media threat against WDSS

April 07, 2018

Please read the attached Chatham-Kent Police Service media release regarding an arrest made in connection with a social media post of a threatening image referencing Wallaceburg District Secondary School. 

We appreciate the Chatham-Kent Police Service's quick response to a threat against our community. The Lambton Kent District School Board takes all alleged threats seriously, as student and staff safety is a top priority.

We remind students that any inappropriate use of social media while on or off school property, either during the school day or outside it, that has a negative impact on school climate will be dealt with accordingly.

Thanks for your help in supporting a safe learning environment for all students.

Sincerely,
Murray Hunt
Principal
Wallaceburg District Secondary School

Chatham-Kent Police Media Release -  Social Media Post Leads to Arrest 

CK18015480 - http://ckpolice.com/42569-2/

This afternoon (April 6, 2018), police were notified of a threatening photo on Instagram referencing Wallaceburg District Secondary School.

Through investigation, the youth responsible was identified and located.

The 15-year-old Wallaceburg youth has been arrested and charged with uttering threats.

His parents have been notified of the incident. He will be released with conditions pending a future court date of April 30, 2018.