On January 13th 2012, UCCM Police responded to a report of a threat at Lakeview School on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. The threat, to cause bodily harm, was made by a Lakeview School student, via “Facebook”, which was directed to a Co-op student on placement at the school. Police responded to the call and met with the complainant as well as school staff. As a result, the student has been spoken to and cautioned for this incident.
Please be advised that the UCCM Police have received an increasing number of reports of threats via Social Networks. These threats are taken seriously by Police, and can result in Criminal Charges against the people who make the threats. Threats of these natures are also against the policy set out by “Facebook” and other Social Network administrations. The threats can be brought to the attention of the Social Network, and it is quite possible to have the user accounts closed as a result of inappropriate behaviour.