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Durham police investigating a new threat to Uxbridge Secondary School

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) continues to investigate threats to Uxbridge Secondary School.

In a Twitter post on Thursday, January 19th, DRPS’ North Division stated they visited the school that morning “to investigate a threat made on social media.”

A DRPS spokesperson confirmed this threat is “still under investigation.” This isn’t the first time a threat has been investigated at the school. On Thursday, January 5th, the DRPS announced they had arrested and charged a 15-year-old Scugog boy with uttering threats.

“On Monday, January 2nd, 2023, investigators from North Division were made aware of a planned threat to Uxbridge Secondary School. The threat was to take place at a later date and time. A thorough investigation was completed, and investigators have identified and charged a male responsible for the threat,” according to a DRPS press release.

Just five days later, on January 10th, North Division posted on Twitter they were investigating rumours of another threat to the local school.

“It was determined to be rumours that circulated, and the threat was not valid,” explained the DRPS spokesperson.

The Durham District School Board provided The Standard with a statement on the safety of students at Uxbridge Secondary School. “All DDSB schools work hard to create a culture of respect, and all students and staff should have the right to feel safe in their school. The DDSB and individual schools work collaboratively with Durham Regional Police Service to take all school safety matters and potential threats seriously, taking immediate action, conducting thorough investigations and taking appropriate measures as required to ensure the ongoing safety of everyone at school. Thanks to these efforts, Uxbridge Secondary School is, and continues to be, a safe learning environment for both staff and students.”

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