On March 14, around 9:25 in the morning, Yorkton RCMP received a report of a threat made against a local school.
Officers responded immediately and determined that there was no danger posed to the students and staff of the school, as RCMP determined the threat originated online.
Officers worked with technology providers and were able to determine the origins of the threat. As a result of the investigation, 24-year-old Austin Ross from Yorkton was arrested on March 16 and charged with one count, uttering threats, Section 264.1(1)(a), Criminal Code and one count, public mischief, Section 140(2), Criminal Code. He is scheduled to appear in Yorkton Provincial Court on March 20, 2023 (90488578). Cole Swain from Margo, SK was arrested on March 17, 2023 and is charged with one count, uttering threats, Section 264.1(1)(a), as well as for breaching a conditional sentence order. He is scheduled to appear in Yorkton Provincial court on March 20, 2023.
The accused are not students or staff of the school and investigators have determined there is no further threat posed to the school.