Eight Montreal schools targeted by threats
The Calixa-Lavallée school in Montreal-North has been the target of threats on social networks.
Eight Montreal schools, including Calixa-Lavallée high school in Montreal-Nord, have been the target of threats due to a “social media drag phenomenon.”
Police officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) are present in each of the schools concerned and have already arrested six young people aged 13 to 17 in connection with threats posted on social networks.
“This is a colossal job carried out by our cyber-investigation module”, specifies the public relations officer Manuel Couture, indicating that the situation could evolve in the coming hours. He says a “social media drag phenomenon” is behind the posts.
“This is a serious crime that makes parents, students and school personnel as insecure”, he emphasizes.
Calixa-Lavallée school targeted
The police in particular provide surveillance at Calixa-Lavallée high school because of” threatening and violent comments “published by students on the Internet.
“We were informed at the end of the day on Friday of the existence of a web page which collected the anonymous confidences of the young people. We found on this page threatening and violent comments. As soon as we were informed, we made a complaint to the police, ”wrote in an email the director of Calixa-Lavallée high school, Dominic Besner.
The students who published the About were identified and questioned by police, according to the email sent to parents. There have also been reports of publications that may amount to bullying.
“It worries me. It is not known if the police caught the right people. Should they question others? ” asks Marie-Josée Cloutier, mother of a third year secondary student. However, she would like to underline the swiftness of management's action. Her partner, Jean-Guy Proulx, asked her son to stay at home. “We do not want to send it into the mouth of the wolf,” he said.
On Friday, the Dunton Academy in Anjou closed its doors preventively after threats on social networks . & nbsp; Police ultimately determined it was a hoax.