The following is a statement issued by the Maple Creek RCMP regarding the hold-and-secure situation that occurred at the local schools on Oct. 4:
On October 4, 2022 at approximately 7:25 a.m., Maple Creek RCMP received information about a social media post that contained threatening information. Initial investigation indicated there was a possibility it was posted in the Maple Creek area.
As a precaution, Maple Creek RCMP informed local schools, who decided to enact their hold-and-secure protocols. Police officers maintained a presence at the schools throughout the day while the details of the social media post were investigated further.
Late in the day, it was determined the social media account used to post the message was hacked and that the post was made from outside of Saskatchewan. This information was provided to school officials and the schools lifted their hold-and-secure protocols.