Heightened police presence at Bradford, Ont. high school to continue as officers investigate threat

Exterior of South Simcoe Police's station in Bradford. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

South Simcoe Police are investigating an online threat to Bradford District High School in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, investigators say they were made aware of a social media post involving a threat of a shooting at the high school on Tuesday.

Following the threats, police say there will be an increased police presence in and around the school Tuesday.

Police say they are actively investigating to identify the source and validity of the threat.

“We understand the threat is very concerning to students, parents, school staff, administrators, and the community,” police said in a statement.

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Police say they are working with school officials to ensure the safety and well-being of students.

In an update, the force said there will continue to be a police presence in the area of the school on Wednesday.

“The investigation into a social media post is ongoing,” police said in a tweet. “We continue to work with school officials and urge anyone with information to call police or Crime Stoppers.”

-with a file from Global News’ Hannah Jackson

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