Toronto school receives online threat, police say | Tech News

Toronto police say a Toronto middle school received an online threat early Thursday morning.

Police say they were called to Samuel Hearne Middle School at 7:38 a.m. due to a post found online, allegedly threatening students and teachers.

The school principal, Sohail Shaikh, sent a letter to parents Thursday that said the post had since been removed.

“We take any threats against the school, students or staff very seriously. The Toronto Police Service and TDSB staff were here last night to investigate,” it said.

The letter also said police will be present in and around the school community as the investigation continues. As well, TDSB security will be present and additional support will be available if needed.

Police told Global News there is no indication of a school lockdown but they will be monitoring the scene.

The investigation is on-going.

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