On Jan. 9, 2023, at approximately 7:57 a.m., RCMP received a report that a member of the public had received a phone call advising of a potentially threatening situation.

Grande Prairie officers attended the residence and began investigating the complaint. At approximately 10:17 a.m. the same day, RCMP received a report from a local school that they had received a call advising of a potential threat to the school. Three additional schools, a school district office, and a hotel outside the city received similar calls advising of a potential threat to the location.

Preliminary investigation determined the origin of all the phone calls originated from outside of Canada. Grande Prairie RCMP believe there is no risk to students, staff or the public at this time.  Grande Prairie RCMP take threats like these very seriously as they can have significant impact on students, staff, families and our community’s feeling of safety and mental wellbeing.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and Grande Prairie RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-930-5700 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.