Threatening tweet leads to lockdown at Nova Scotia school, arrest

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Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge Station, Nova Scotia

CAMBRIDGE - A teenage boy is in custody after police allege a violent threat against Central Kings Rural High School was made on Twitter.

Const. Mark Skinner confirmed Dec. 9 a 15-year-old was arrested at a Somerset residence before 8 a.m. after a call earlier in the morning about a threat against the Cambridge school.   RCMP say the boy now in custody is a student at the school.

Police arrested a teenage boy early Dec. 9 after a post on the social media platform was reported to RCMP.

“We received a call at 6 a.m.,” Skinner said. “It took us a while to figure out where in the province it was based.

“It was a threat of violence of a serious enough nature of us to inform the school,” he said.  

A lockdown was initiated at the school between 7:30 and 8 a.m., he said, as some buses were arriving.

“The lockdown has since been lifted, however RCMP officers remain at the school in an effort to reassure students and staff. Classes have resumed per normal protocols,” a media release from RCMP said

Organizations: RCMP, Nova Scotia school, Central Kings Rural High School Cambridge school

Geographic location: CAMBRIDGE, Somerset

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