Steinbach Regional Secondary School (SRSS) is closed to all students and staff Friday, following an online threat.

According to Hanover School Division (HSD), they became aware of the threat Thursday evening. The division says the threat was immediately reported to RCMP, who opened an investigation and identified the source of the threat.

In an abundance of caution and to allow RCMP to thoroughly investigate, HSD has chosen to close SRSS to all students and staff on Friday. The division says it will reassess the situation and provide an update before classes begin on Monday.

Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to RCMP. If you become aware of relevant information regarding this incident, HSD asks you to please contact the school administration.

The division says the safety of students and staff is of utmost importance, and the division is thankful for the assistance of RCMP in ensuring schools are safe for all.