White Butte RCMP have lifted a hold and secure protocol that had been in effect for both Greenall High School and Balgonie Elementary School, but they are still trying to determine many things as they go through what they say is “an ever-expanding rumour mill” that has started thanks to social media.
On Wednesday morning, threats were issued against the high school through social media causing the Prairie Valley School Division to enact the hold-and-secure protocol. RCMP say comments that were made toward the school and students were somewhat vague in nature but serious enough that they warranted the schools be placed in hold and secure mode while they were investigated.
They added that as most of the information was coming through third and even fourth parties, and through social media platforms, tracking down the source or exactly what was said has been challenging. With the assistance of the Regina Police Service and our own investigators, we are still working to determine exactly what was said.
Regina Police also sent out a release Wednesday afternoon about the matter saying they were assisting RCMP and that the threats came after the death of a student that went to Greenall.
That release stated they were made aware of the death of the student at the school and that their involvement in the situation came because of interactions/relationships/friendships between students of two different school divisions, spanning two different municipalities.
At this point, it is not known if any charges have been laid.
Prairie Valley School Division issued a statement Wednesday night saying “We want to reinforce that at no time today were staff or students at any risk. Our precautionary hold and secure procedures were enacted as a result of significant involvement and advisement of the RCMP and Regina City Police Service”