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16-year-old arrested in connection to Selkirk high school threat

Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. Global News/ File

RCMP have arrested a 16-year old boy from St. Andrews after threats were made towards a Selkirk school.

RCMP confirmed to Global News Monday morning the threats were directed at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School.

Police said the suspect is known to police and don’t believe he’s a student at the school.

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The incident is still being investigated. RCMP said no other suspects are being sought.

They said Selkirk school officials have been kept up to date with the incident and there are no concerns with the school staff.

“The RCMP takes these types of complaints seriously and the officers in Selkirk worked quickly to identify and locate the individual responsible,” Sgt. Paul Manaigre said in a statement. “We are continuing to work with the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and taking all the necessary steps to ensure the students and staff are safe at school.”

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RCMP and Winnipeg Police said they were made aware of social media posts and threats on Sunday evening about schools and people in Selkirk and the River East Transcona School Division.

Winnipeg police tweeted late Sunday night that there are no safety concerns for schools in Winnipeg or Selkirk and the situation is under control.

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