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Teen arrested, charged after threat on social media towards Garden City Collegiate

Police say a threat made on social media towards Garden City Collegiate has been "dealt with". Marek Tkach/Global News

Winnipeg police have arrested and charged a teen for allegedly posting on social media he would “start murdering people” at Garden City Collegiate.

Police say they were made aware of the threats on Saturday evening and arrested a 17-year-old boy from Winnipeg at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The suspect is not a student at Garden City.

Seven Oaks School Division superintendent Brian O’Leary said police have spoken to the principal at the school and they’ve been assured there is no threat related to this incident.

He said they are reaching out to staff and students Sunday and letting them know it is “business as usual” on Monday.

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“I’m gonna start murdering people. The f— your going do about it,” the post said.

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Another post said, “I’ll turn those people into Virginia Tech…next up? GCC.”

The Instagram page has since been taken down.

The teen has been charged with uttering threats and is in custody.

 

 

 

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