RCMP says Facebook gun threat investigated

“There is no concern for public safety”

In addition to school-related threats of last week and the weekend, Kitimat RCMP said they had located the person responsible for a Facebook post on Monday involving weapons.

Detachment media relations officer Cst. Kurtis Fink said police received information on Monday, May 13, at 10.30 a.m. from staff at Mount Elizabeth Secondary School, of a Facebook post depicting a gun, knife and a caption suggesting the person would be coming to Kitimat with the weapons.

The messages superimposed on the images of a knife and a gun read: “Coming back to Kitimat with these” and “Big city girl is back IG.”

However, Fink confirmed that “there is no concern for public safety” and that the community can rest assured that public safety is their number one priority and that threats of this nature are taken seriously.

“We have a duty to thoroughly investigate these threats and the police will take steps to protect the public if and when there are credible safety concerns,” said Fink.

Coast Mountains School District superintendent Katherine McIntosh said in a statement on CMSD’s website that while the message didn’t relate to the school, it was nevertheless immediately reported to the RCMP.

“As the RCMP were already on site at MEMSS, they immediately began an investigation,” said McIntosh.

Fink appealed to the public to immediately report suspicious or alarming posts made on social media to police.

No further information is available at this time as the matter is still under investigation.

Email the newsroom

Visit our Facebook page

Typos? Email the editor!

Just Posted

Terrace Minor Softball closes season with wins

Teams with be competing in nationals in Saskatoon

Malicious Monster Truck Tour returns to Northwest

Crowds gathered at the airport for show

Northern B.C.’s Ridley coal terminal sold, Canada divests, First Nations to own portion

Ten per cent of shares transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation

Skeena mainstem closed to recreational sockeye

Escapements expected to be below 800,000 threshold

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Most Read