The North Bay Police Service is reassuring concerned parents and members of the public after numerous posts on social media sites claimed that there was a safety risk to students and staff at Chippewa Secondary School.
Working with school officials, members of the North Bay Police Service responded to reports of threats allegedly made by a youth against the safety of members of the school community. The incident was safely resolved prior to the start of the school day on Monday, September 27, 2021, and corrective action was taken by school officials. Contrary to information circulating on social media, no firearm was involved in this incident.
As a precaution to ensure public safety and reassure students and staff, members of the North Bay Police Service were deployed to Chippewa Secondary School during the morning of September 27, 2021.
A police investigation into the incident is ongoing. At this time, no charges have been laid.
While individuals posting online may not have a malicious intent, the North Bay Police Service is asking the public to be conscious of what information they share online as, too often, social media can perpetuate the spread of misinformation.