Halton police are investigating a possible “swatting” incident at an Oakville high school.
Shortly after 4 a.m. on Feb. 13, police say they received information about a bomb threat at Holy Trinity Secondary School.
“Prior to students arriving at the school, police attended and completed a thorough sweep of the building,” said investigators in a news release.
Officers did not find anything suspicious and staff and students were allowed into the building at 8:05 a.m.
Police say they are confident there is no threat to students and believe this was a “swatting” incident.
‘Swatting’ is a harassment tactic where a prank call is made to emergency services in an attempt to bring a large number of armed police to a particular address.
A school liaison officer will remain on scene at the school Wednesday.
Halton police are asking anyone with information that could help with the investigation to call 905-825-4777.