Greenall High School in Balgonie was placed in hold and secure mode all day Wednesday to allow Saskatchewan RCMP officers to investigate threats.
Hold and secure means classes continued normally but the outside doors were locked.
RCMP Corporal Rob King said the investigation now involves members of the Regina Police Service.
“There was comments made online that were vague enough but also serious enough in nature that they wanted the school to be placed in a hold and secure mode by the Prairie Valley school board while we investigate these comments,” he said. “As most of our information was coming through third and fourth parties through social media platforms, tracking down the source of exactly what was being said is very challenging.”
King added they’re investigating the comments being made from the White Butte area along with the city of Regina.
The hold and secure started before 9 a.m. Police said some students and staff members were still allowed to enter the building, but anyone who didn’t need to be at the school was asked to avoid the area.
Members of the RCMP White Butte detachment remained on scene at the school as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. People were advised to expect a significant police presence in the area for some time throughout day.
Just before 8:30 p.m. RCMP said in a news release threats made to the school were deemed untrue.
“We understand the impact situations like this can have and we appreciate the support and cooperation of everyone we worked with today,” White Butte RCMP Detachment Staff Sgt. Jason Sauve said. “As always, the safety of our communities is our first priority.”