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Police investigate threats to Edmonton schools

For Immediate Release: 11-Feb-2019 @ 2:13 PM
MRU #: 19R015-1

The EPS has received additional reports of a similar, threatening photo circulating amongst students from J. Percy Page School (2707 Mill Woods Road) via social media.

Police have conducted an investigation into this specific threat and do not believe there is any present danger to the students, staff or public as a result of this social media post. Investigators believe the images circulated in two school threats to be stock images obtained online. The images are being circulated amongst students as far as Winnipeg, MB.

"We would like to reassure students, parents and the public that we take all threats very seriously and investigate them thoroughly," says Sgt. Em Chan with the School Resource Officer Unit. "If you see a threat or concerning language on social media, we encourage you to call 780-423-4567 to ensure police can act immediately."

"We appreciate all of the calls we received regarding both incidents. As a result of this swift reporting, we were able to identify the sources of the threats quickly, and ensure the safety of the students, staff and general public."

Police would like to remind citizens that anyone found to be issuing threatening communications could face criminal charges.

No additional information is being released at this time.

Anyone with any information about these threats is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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