On June 9, 2021, at approximately 5:20 pm, Flin Flon RCMP were notified of a threat to “shoot up” the high school in Flin Flon, Manitoba. The school is in remote learning at this time, with minimal staff and students attending the building.
Through investigation, officers were able to locate three suspects – two males aged 14 and one 15-year-old male. One of the males had access to firearms in his home. Those were voluntarily turned over to police until the conclusion of the investigation.
The suspects were arrested and charged with Uttering Threats. All have been released from custody. Police do not believe those attending the school are in danger. The school has not been locked down.
“RCMP take all threats of this nature seriously and investigate them fully,” said Sgt Mark Svaren, Flin Flon RCMP Detachment Commander. “Officers will make arrests and lay charges. Threatening to shoot up a school is not a joke. Words can have consequences, and they certainly did in this case.”
The investigation is continuing.