‘Potential threat’ at Yellowknife school leads to charges

A student at a Yellowknife school has been charged with uttering threats following an RCMP investigation. On March 15, staff at the school, the name of which is now subject to publication ban, notified police of a “potential threat.” A subsequent investigation led by Yellowknife RCMP and the General Investigation Section (GIS) resulted in a youth...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.