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OPP say there's no threat to safety

Bob Bruton

By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner

Provincial police cars were parked at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School Thursday afternoon, where school board officials were notified about online activity. Nottawasaga OPP has a satellite office inside the Angus high school.

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Provincial police cars were parked at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School Thursday afternoon, where school board officials were notified about online activity. Nottawasaga OPP has a satellite office inside the Angus high school. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

ESSA TWP – OPP were at an Angus high school Thursday following a social media posting.

Sgt. Peter Leon said there was no issue with respect to public safety at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School.

“We were contacted by the school, with regards to a social media posting and we were conducting a followup,” he said. “There is a police presence there today (Thursday).”

At 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nottawasaga OPP responded to a report from school staff that students at Nottawasaga Pines had received a Snap Chat post that suggested to them that they not attend school Thursday.

An investigation that involved the Barrie police and Southern Georgian Bay OPP identified the youth on Snap Chat.

It was later determined that the individual responsible for the posting this message did not have the intent to carry out was suggested in the post, OPP said.

Police have not said what was suggested in the Snap Chat post.

Jamie Campbell, communications officer with the Simcoe County District School Board, said police were at the school Thursday morning.

“The school was not in lockdown or hold and secure,” she said. “Everyone at the school is safe.”

Leon said no charges had been laid.

bbruton@postmedia.com



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