Teen arrested after threats at LCCVI

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Lambton OPP have charged a 16 year-old from Plympton-Wyoming in the wake of threats which closed LCCVI for a day.

Thursday, Lambton-Kent District School Board officials called in the OPP after graffiti was found in a bathroom which was under renovations. While officials downplayed the idea, sources told The Independent the threats made were linked to PRIDE Day activities which were expected to take place the next day.

Students were kept in the classrooms and bathrooms were off limits while officers investigated. And after consulting with police, the board closed the school building Friday concerned about the threats.

In a news release, OPP say a teen – who will not be identified because those 16 and under are covered under the Young Offenders Act which protects their identity – was arrested Monday night and has been charged with uttering threats and mischief.

“The OPP recognize the importance of school safety and how a threat of this nature can be difficult for all who are affected,” officials said in the news release. “The OPP take these incidents very seriously and will continue to work closely with the school boards to help identify the individuals responsible when these investigations arise. Criminal charges will be laid when suspects are identified in these matters.”