The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into a bomb threat received this morning at Winston Knoll Collegiate. The students of Winston Knoll and nearby Michael A. Riffel High School have been dismissed for the day by their respective school divisions. Police have conducted a search of Winston Knoll and have found nothing suspicious at this stage.
Police were notified this morning (Monday, April 25, 2016) of a bomb threat received at Winston Knoll High School, in the 5200 block of Rochdale Boulevard. Numerous officers were dispatched with some working on the threat investigation while other officers monitored the school and surrounding area for any suspicious activity. Winston Knoll students were evacuated at the start of the lunch hour. Students who normally remain at the school over the noon hour were taken to neighbouring Riffel High School, which was placed in Secure-the-Building mode*. At the end of the lunch hour, the Winston Knoll students were dismissed for the day. Riffel students were dismissed at 2:00 p.m. A search of Winston Knoll Collegiate found nothing suspicious. Investigation is ongoing.
The Regina Police Service is currently conducting interviews in this investigation. Police take the threat of any violence seriously and, when such a threat is directed at a school, work closely with School Divisions to take appropriate steps to ensure safety for all. If there is enough evidence present, police will pursue criminal charges against the person or persons believed to be responsible for this threat.
Anyone who has information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).