December 17th, 2017

College wasn’t the target of threatening online post


By Villeneuve, Melissa on October 6, 2017.

Melissa Villeneuve

Lethbridge Herald

mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com

A concerning social media post reported Wednesday night was determined by police not to reference Lethbridge College.

Around 9:30 p.m. a number of Lethbridge College students reported a message on Snapchat which stated “LSA students” should not go to school because someone was planning on killing people.

The Lethbridge College Students’ Association is commonly referred to as the LCSA.

Shortly after midnight, Lethbridge College posted on their website and sent an email to students that police were investigating what was a perceived threat to students and employees.

“The safety of our students and employees is of the utmost importance and we do not take an incident like this lightly,” the college stated. They said the school would remain open for regularly scheduled classes.

Just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, the college provided an update. It said police determined that at no time was the college in any danger and there is no threat to the college.

The police investigation subsequently determined the message originated out of province and was referencing a school in another jurisdiction.

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