Sheshatshiu Innu school closed following Facebook post

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A public posting on the Sheshatshiu flea market Facebook page Monday prompted police and school officials to close the Sheshatshiu Innu School as a precaution.

Police say a man believed to be from Natuashish posted the following on the flea market page:

“U guys are coming (to) hell with me, every one of youse.”

The Labradorian has decided not to publish the man’s name, but his profile photo shows a man holding a lever action rifle, wearing sunglasses and a stocking cap.

The rifle appears to be in poor condition.

Cpl. Rick Mills said the RCMP does not consider the posting a direct threat towards the school, or anyone in Sheshatshiu, and no charges are expected.

Mills described the message as “very generic.”

The decision to close the school was precautionary, and fears were likely heightened by recent gun violence in the country, including a shooting last week in Moncton, N.B., that left three RCMP officers dead.

TC Media was unable to contact anyone from school, and efforts to contact the person named in the Facebook profile were unsuccessful.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Moncton

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