Youth arrested over threats against high school in Gatineau

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Gatineau police have increased surveillance at schools in the region after threats against two local high schools in recent days.

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On Tuesday afternoon, police were warned of unspecified “threatening language” at Versant High School on Boulevard de la Cité.

The threat was passed on to “a person who attended the school”, but police did not describe the threat and said it was part of the ongoing investigation.

Tuesday evening. a Versant high school student was interviewed by investigators and released with a promise to appear in court at a later date.

The charge of making threats is expected to be filed by the county director of criminal and criminal prosecution in the youth department.

Police announced on Tuesday that they were investigating “threatening remarks” directed at the Ecole secondaire de l’Ile, on Boulevard Saint-Rédempteur in the Hull borough.

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That investigation remains active, police said on Wednesday.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

“As a preventive measure and to reassure the population, (Gatineau police) deployed additional personnel near the institutions targeted by the threatening comments, in addition to paying special attention to all educational institutions present on its territory.” , the police said. said in a release.

Police stressed that “it is a criminal offense, regardless of intent, to make threatening remarks to anyone, be it a person or an institution.”

Anyone with information about these investigations can contact the Gatineau Police Helpline at 819-243-4636, opt. 5.

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