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UPDATE: Suspect who posted threat against school identified

A male from outside of Durham Region has been identified as a suspect after police were made aware of an online threat towards a high school in Clarington.

On the evening of Thursday, May 27, members of East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau were made aware of an online threat towards students and staff from Clarington Central Secondary School. Investigators were able to identify the suspect and are confident that there are no safety concerns for students and staff.

“There will be a police presence at the school to ensure the safety of students and staff,” it added.

Clarington Central said it continues to work actively with police to ensure staff and student safety. “A police presence will be at school today and we look forward to welcoming all students.”

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Earlier this month, it had reported a threat posted on social media to another school in the municipality.

On May 20, another threat was reported on social media against Bowmanville High School. It turned out to be a rumour and there were no public safety concerns.

Anyone with new information is asked to call D/Cst. Hilliard of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1657.

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