Suspect identified after school receives threat

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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The Telegram The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is investigating a complaint of threats relating to a school in St. John’s, but police are saying they believe there is no active threat to student safety at this point in time.

Following an anonymous report of a threat, police launched their investigation Thursday afternoon. According to a statement issued early this afternoon, a suspect has been identified.

RNC Const. Talia Murphy said the suspect is a female minor and police have spoken with both her and her parents.

This morning, at the request from administrative officials at the school in question — Bishop’s College — a police officer has been stationed at the school. The school is expected to get out early today for the Christmas holiday break.

“The RNC is working in collaboration with the Eastern School District to investigate this complaint,” the RNC has stated. “The RNC takes threats of this nature very seriously and has allocated extensive resources to the investigation of this incident.”

The threat to the Eastern School district school follows on the heels of threat made earlier this week to a school in Gander.

Geographic location: Bishop, Gander

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