Police Investigate Social Media Post in Georgetown

A Georgetown high school has been given the all clear after a social media post prompted calls to Halton police over the weekend.

It was a misinterpretation of a social media post,” said Det.-Sgt. Dave Costantini.

It was four words … it was a positive message that was interpreted as a negative.’

Officers responded on Oct. 22 at 10:30 p.m. over safety concerns at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School.

The call stemmed from a vague comment posted on social media by a youth.

It didn’t involve a bomb threat, guns, or weapons — “nothing of a that nature,” said Costantini, adding there was never any risk to public safety.

Police are thanking the students who reported their concerns “immediately and diligently.”

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