Youths facing charges for threat made against Lacombe Composite High School

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
December 5, 2017 - 1:55pm

It's back to business as usual at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School this week after an online threat caused some uneasiness last Friday.

Wolf Creek Public Schools Superintendent Jayson Lovell says administration was made aware of a threat during the latter portion of the school day on December 1. The threat, made via the mobile app Snapchat, was vague and indirect, he says.

"At no time was there a direct threat or imminent danger to the staff or the students at the school," says Lovell. "I would categorize it as a low-level threat. We were being very cautious and making sure we responded in a way where the safety and security was first and foremost."

Once Lacombe Police Service attended the school, they located the student who had allegedly made the threat and took them into custody. Another youth is also being investigated, though that person does not attend the school.

At no point was the school placed under lockdown or hold and secure. 

After parents were notified via letter on Tuesday, Lovell commended them, as well as staff and students for having a high level of understanding of how to play a part in ensuring Wolf Creek schools are safe, caring and welcoming.

Lacombe police say the two youths cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and face charges of Uttering Threats and Mischief.

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