York Regional Police say a video posted online which appears to show a teen “holding what appeared to be a firearm” and threatening the safety of students prompted a hold and secure at two Aurora, Ont., schools on Monday.
A YRP spokesperson told Global News the threat was made in a video posted to social media and two arrests have been made. Investigators became aware of the video at around 10:45 a.m. on Monday.
The spokesperson could not confirm if those arrested are students but a did say they are teenagers.
“Investigators determined that the youths were in possession of replica firearms,” police said in a news release.
Due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the two cannot be identified due to their ages. Police also said they would not release the video.
York Region District School Board said it was alerted to a social media post and two schools — Aurora HS and Wellington PS — were place in a hold and secure as a precaution.
The two schools are in close proximity, around 700 metres apart.
The board would not reveal if those arrested were students.
The hold and secure was lifted at around 11:40 a.m. on Monday.
— with files from Caryn Lieberman
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