Police investigating suspicious social media post involving junior high school

Lethbridge Police are investigating a suspicious social media post involving a city school – the second such incident in a week.

On October 3, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. police received information about a Snap Chat image depicting a bag bullets labelled “St. Francis Junior High.” Police immediately attended to secure and search the school. No bullets, weapons or anything suspicious was located. At the time of the incident classes had ended for the day, however safety protocols were briefly initiated as a precaution for the staff and students who remained inside.

The origin of the image was subsequently traced to a northside home. Police attended the home and located a 13-year-old male suspect who is a student at St. Francis. The boy was questioned by police and there is no evidence to suggest any criminal intent. The image used was a stock photo from the internet and no weapons or ammunition were located at the home.

At this time the investigation is ongoing.