A 15-year-old male has been arrested for directing online threats to Cedar Secondary School in Nanaimo last week.
Nanaimo RCMP said threats were first reported on Nov. 3, the same day the youth was arrested by the Nanaimo RCMP School Liaison Unit.
Police are not confirming if the youth was a student of the school.
He was released back into the care of his parents with conditions restricting him to attend any school within District 68.
The teenager’s first court appearance is set for January 18 in Nanaimo Provincial Court.
According to the Dale Burgos, spokesperson for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District, school administration officials discovered the online threats late Friday afternoon and RCMP were called immediately to investigate.
Parents were informed about the threats on Monday, after the district received information from Friday and over the weekend. The school was not placed on lockdown as there was no immediate threat inside the school.
Authorities will be conducting a threat assessment of the incident, which investigators believe is confined to the one individual.
RCMP say there is no discernable risk to the school, staff or students of Cedar Secondary School.