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Investigation determines no immediate risk to city schools who received threats

Posted on 14 December 2021 by Ryan Dahlman

Lethbridge Police have determined there is no evidence to suggest an immediate risk to two city high schools who reported receiving threats earlier today.

On Dec. 14 just after 8 a.m. police responded to a report that a threat was received electronically by Winston Churchill High School. The Lethbridge School Division directed that classes be cancelled and the school closed. The building was subsequently evacuated and students and staff who were on site are all safe.

At approximately 11:55 a.m. police responded to a second report after threatening statements were located on school property at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. The Lethbridge School Division cancelled classes and students were safely sent home. 

Police subsequently searched both schools but no evidence was located to suggest any risk to students or staff.

Police do not believe the two incidents are connected.

Both investigations remain ongoing to determine the identity of the person(s) responsible for the threats.

No further information is available at this time.

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