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Student arrested after RDPC bomb threat prompts school evacuation

A note with a bomb threat found in the school Jan. 25 resulted in the building being evacuated and afternoon classes cancelled.
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A student faces charges for a Jan. 25 bomb threat that resulted in the evacuation of R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson.

A student was arrested by Thompson RCMP on the morning of Jan. 26 for making a bomb threat at R.D. Parker Collegiate the previous day.

Police were called to the school around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday after a note containing a bomb threat was located at the school. Students and staff were evacuated and not allowed back into the building, resulting in the cancellation of afternoon classes on the last day of school before end-of-semester exams.

RCMP officers consulted with the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit and searched the school alongside Thompson Fire & Emergency Services for suspicious packages. Nothing was found and the school was cleared for staff and students to return around 3:15 p.m.

Investigation enabled police to identify a suspect, who attends the high school. He was arrested at home Thursday morning and was in custody as of 10:45 a.m. and is facing charges of uttering threats and public mischief.

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