On Thursday, December 5, 2019, at approximately 12:00 noon, the School Resource Officer for Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School began an investigation after word of an image of what appeared to be a firearm on a student’s cellphone. There was concern that this image may be indicative of a threat to other students. That concern is unfounded. There is no threat associated to this image.
The School Resource Officer’s prompt and thorough investigation involved the Vice-Principal of the school, some students, and parents. The investigation determined that the image on the student’s phone was a photo of an internet image on a computer screen. The student does not have any access to firearms. There is no threat to the school population and staff, or the public. This is a case of a rumour that has now gained momentum on social media platforms. The concern now is that this misinformation will be embellished and shared widely among students across the city. The school will also be sending email communication home to school families.
The Regina Police Service always encourages members of the public to make inquiries any time they have a concern, but we would ask, especially in this case, to refrain from spreading rumours without checking for facts.