1 person arrested after potential threat against 4 Regina schools on social media

Charges are pending against one person after an investigation into social media messaging that prompted four Regina schools to enter secure-the-building protocols Tuesday.

Police say charges are pending

Four Regina school entered secure-the-building protocols on Tuesday. (Tyler Pidlubny/CBC)

Charges are pending against one person after an investigation into social media messaging that prompted four Regina schools to enter secure-the-building protocols Tuesday.

At about 11:20 a.m, police were dispatched to the schools, in the north part of the city.  

The call was prompted by social media messages that contained a potential threat.  

As a precaution, four schools were placed under secure-the-building protocols, including Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School, Thom Collegiate, St. Peter elementary school and Laval elementary school.

Several police units investigated in the area and identified one suspect.

That person has been arrested, but the Regina Police Service said their investigation is not complete.

Charges are expected as a result of the investigation. 

The secure-the-building protocol is used when a threat is believed to be outside the building. All of the school's outside doors are locked and monitored by school staff.

Entry to and exit from the building are allowed through the front doors only and are monitored by police and school administration. Regular activities continue inside the school.