Social media post about school shooting threat causes concern in Kawartha Lakes

Police in are advising the public about about a social media post that is causing concern in Kawartha Lakes.

According to police, officers were contacted overnight by two separate citizens regarding threats of a school shooting that had circulated through Snapchat.

“Through investigation it was discovered that the Snapchat video had made its way to Kawartha Lakes from an incident stemming in Missouri, U.S.A. where three youths were arrested in connection to the threat,” reads a media release from the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.

“The social media post threatens a school shooting to occur at ‘Central High School.’  The post is now spreading nationwide causing concern in cities that have a school with ‘Central’ in the name. There is no threat to public safety locally.”

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