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Not a joke

Airdrie RCMP was kept busy once again this week, this time with threats against schools involving a firearm.

While we commend both the RCMP and Rocky View Schools for their prompt response to the situation, we can’t help but wonder what the heck is going on in our city, of late.

Airdrie is by no means a crime hub, but with two violent incidents and now two threats against schools in the area, September has been a rather scary month for the community.

As we move into fall and the nights grow longer, we can only hope the recent and uncharacteristic criminal activity doesn’t take hold.

We can only speculate as to what kind of person made the threats to Bert Church and St. Martin de Porres High Schools, but it would not be a stretch to imagine whoever made them did not think through the seriousness of the situation they created.

For any parent, the threat of violence at their child’s school is very real, and it’s terrifying.

We send our kids off to school to provide them a better opportunity for their future—but with school shootings becoming commonplace south of the border, we are acutely aware that very future could be put in jeopardy.

Schools are supposed to be safe places where parents can breathe a little easier and expect their child is safe. What this threat-maker did is steal that sense of security from us. They brought our biggest fears to life, and for what? A joke?

Whoever you are, we hope you now feel a portion of that fear as police work to find you.



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