A 13-year-old is facing charges after an online threat was made against a Brantford high school, police say.

According to a news release, police received information about a "disturbing message" posted on social media that "suggested that an incident would take place in January and referenced North Park Collegiate."

"Several individuals were also named on the post with threats to commit acts of violence to them."

Brantford police say the major crime unit spoke with students at the school today to figure out who made the post.

"As a result of this investigation at around 10:40 a.m. a 13-year-old male was arrested at North Park Collegiate for threatening," the news release reads.

"The Brantford Police Service does not take these sorts of communications which include threatening content as juvenile type pranks. The safety and security of the community is paramount."