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Police say Brampton high school threat 'not credible'

Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm EDT

Peel Regional Police say a threat against a Brampton high school has been deemed ‘not credible’ following an investigation.

Students at Chinguacousy Secondary School, located on Williams Parkway near Bramalea Road, were evacuated Wednesday morning after they were alerted to a possible threat.

“Last night, a student reported to police that they had overheard a threat that they felt police should be made aware of,” the Peel District School Board said in a statement.

“Peel Regional Police arrived at the school this morning, and evacuated the building out of an abundance of caution as they investigate.”

Students and staff were redirected to nearby Judith Nyman Secondary School but just before noon, officials decided to dismiss students for the day as the investigation continued.

However, moments after that announcement police determined that the threat was not credible but did not release any further information.

“Students and staff are now returning to Chinguacousy SS,” the school board tweeted. “Everyone is safe. We expect buses to pick students up from Ching at the end of the day.”