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Update: Four people arrested for threats against Fort McMurray high schools

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

Four people are in custody after threats against Fort McMurray high schools were made on social media.

Wood Buffalo RCMP Corporal George Cameron says they received complaints last night after a message showed up on Instagram.

“From some unknown person indicating that they were threatening to kidnap some students at various high schools in Fort McMurray.”


Cameron adds investigators were able to track down the I.P. address. As a result, four individuals were arrested at a Fort McMurray home and are currently being interviewed.

Wood Buffalo RCMP are saying two out of the four have since been released without charge.

Just after 8 o’clock Tuesday morning, both the Fort McMurray Public and Catholic School Boards placed schools under a “shelter-in-place” situation; meaning no student is allowed to leave the building.

At this time, Wood Buffalo RCMP say there is no imminent threat and it is up to the schools boards to decide if they wish to remain under a shelter-in-place order.

Shortly before 10:30am, some schools lifted the hold and secure.

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