Weyburn police arrest youth for threats at Weyburn Comp

The Weyburn Police Service received information at about 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday regarding an individual in crisis, alleging the involvement of a weapon at the Weyburn Comprehensive School.

A member attended to deal with that situation, and while there arrested the youth involved for uttering threats. The youth is currently in custody. No weapon was found or is believed to be outstanding.

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The Comprehensive School was locked down for approximately 10 minutes and was lifted at the decision of the school and concurrence of the police.

This incident has been spun by social media to a position where police have now been made aware of the possibility of two more individuals that are intent on causing harm in the community. While the police don’t believe these social media-spun posts to be legitimate, the Weyburn Police are actively looking to locate and speak to the individuals alleged out of an abundance of caution.

“At this time there is nothing concrete to suggest that the community is in danger in any way. We cannot control what is circulated on social media, but we would strongly urge anyone on social media to think first about what they are posting and the damage it can do to both individuals and the community whether true or not,” said acting chief Rod Stafford.

Anyone that has any information or concerns regarding the safety of the public is asked to call 9-1-1 or to contact the Weyburn Police Service directly at 306-848-3250.