On January 25, 2023, at approximately 12:15 pm, Thompson RCMP responded to a bomb threat at R.D. Parker Collegiate, in Thompson.
A note containing a bomb threat was found at the school and the school was evacuated.
Officers attended and consulted with the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU). Officers along with Thompson Fire Department searched the school for any suspicious packages. Nothing was located. At approximately 3:15 pm the school was cleared and students and staff were allowed to return.
Further investigation led officers to identify a suspect, who is a student at the school.
This morning, the youth was arrested at his residence. He is currently in custody and is facing charges of Uttering Threats and Public Mischief.
Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.