Another school on the West Island closes today after social media threats

Sep 13 2018, 6:58 pm

A second school in West Island has been shut down this week after the school’s administration was notified about online social media threats.

After notifying parents on Wednesday, École Secondaire des Sources, located in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, will be completely closed today.

A notification appears immediately on the school’s website that reads, “En raison de circonstances exceptionnelles, l’école secondaire des Sources sera fermée toute la journée le jeudi 13 septembre 2018.”
A letter was sent home to the student’s parents confirming that a threat was received on Wednesday afternoon.
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Montreal police would not provide details of the threat, only that it was on social media and that it consisted of a form of bodily harm. They are currently investigating the situation.

On Tuesday, Beaconsfield High School, also in West Island, was closed due to another threat made on social media. In the end, that threat turned out to be made against another school in the United States with the same initials as BHS.

According to a press release from the Glynn County Police Department, a 16-year old student at Brunswick High School in Georgia, US was arrested for making terrorist threats after threatening his school via “Air Drop.”

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