Threat made in video posted to social media prompts hold and secure at Aurora, Ont. schools

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.

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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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