TTPS says heightened security at the Barrackpore East secondary School after death threats

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TTPS says heightened security at the Barrackpore East secondary School after death threats

Principals, teachers and students at the Barrackpore East Secondary School as well as parents are being assured by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service of heightened security at the learning institution following death threats sent to teachers and students.

On April 14th, 2024, at approximately 1:13 pm, the Barrackpore East Secondary School received an alarming email via its official address, notifying the principal of an intended threat targeting students entering the school compound on April 15th, 2024 and April 16th, 2024.

The threat specifically mentioned the intention to shoot students.

The school immediately contacted the Barrackpore Police Station and a report was made. The officers of the Southern Division promptly forwarded a copy of the threatening email to our Cybercrime Unit for further investigation.

Police contacted the MTS office, who indicated that they were aware of the situation and had already increased security measures at the school.

According to a TTPS release sent this morning the Barrackpore Police together with the Southern Division Task Force provided heightened security on April 15th and 16th and will maintain a vigilant presence to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff.

It assured that additional patrols have been deployed in the vicinity of the school, and these efforts will continue as necessary.

The Senior Superintendent of the Southern Division, Brian Soodeen, assured the principal and staff that activities at the school will continue in a safe environment. Meanwhile, officers of the Cyber and Social Media Unit are continuing investigations into the origin of the e-mail, and every effort is being made to identify and apprehend those responsible.

The TTPS is urging anyone with information about this incident or any suspicious activity to come forward and assist law enforcement authorities in their efforts to ensure justice is served.