Kamloops teen won’t be charged for social media threat against her school

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A Sa-Hali secondary student who posted a message on the social media app Snapchat, threatening her school, received a visit from Kamloops Mounties this week.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police were notified on Tuesday that a student from the school had posted the threat.

“ Through investigation, the female student was identified,” Shelkie said. “Officers made contact with the student and her parents at her home, where she admitted to posting the message. The student had not realized that, what she thought was an innocent play on words, could be deemed as an actual threat.”

Shelkie said police determined the social media post was not a credible threat.

“Every threat made on a school, no matter what media it comes through, is taken very serious,” Shelkie said.

“It takes a tremendous amount of resources to react to these threats and to investigate the source of the threat. It is critically important for parents to stress to their children the consequences of making inappropriate comments regarding such matters in any and all school settings.”

The student will not be facing criminal charges.

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