Cape Breton school receives possible threat on social media
A possible threat was made towards a local school.
The principal of Tamarac Education Centre says the alleged threat was reported to the RCMP.
Rick Welton says the incident is being taken very seriously.
Here's the full letter parents received by email:
"Good Evening Families:
Earlier this afternoon, we were informed about a possible threat to our school made using Instagram.
We immediately reported the alleged threat to the RCMP and the Strait Regional Centre for Education.
The RCMP investigated and determined there was no risk to students and staff at our school. This incident is also under investigation by the school administration in accordance with the Provincial School Code of Conduct Policy.
As part of our continued efforts to educate students, we are inviting the RCMP to facilitate a discussion about the responsible use of social media applications, and possible legal consequences of inappropriate use.
We also ask parents and guardians to please support our efforts in speaking with your children.
Students are always encouraged to speak with school staff or another trusted adult if they have any concerns or become aware of any possible threats.
I want to assure you that this incident is being taken seriously.
The safety of students and staff is of utmost importance, and we will continue to ensure that our students and staff are in a safe and secure learning environment.
If students would like to discuss this matter, they are encouraged to speak with our School Counsellor and/or school administration.
As always, thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Please do not hesitate to contact school administration if you have any questions.
Rick Welton Principal
Tamarac Education Centre"