Toronto Police are responding to a bomb threat at St. Michael's College School, a prestigious all-boys Catholic private school located near St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street. The school has received tons of media attention over the last several days over a group of students' involvement in an alleged group sexual assault.
Police announced earlier today that 6 boys have been arrested and charged in connection to the allegations. A press conference was scheduled for this morning at 11:30 AM ET, but has since been delayed due to the bomb threat.
BOMB THREAT:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) November 19, 2018
St Michael's College School
-The school has received a threat
-Police are already o/s
-CBRNE en route#GO2129874
Toronto Police say a bomb threat has been made against St. Michael's College School. Officers are on scene investigating. The school's principal will no longer attend the news conference as a result, police say.— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) November 19, 2018
Toronto's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence squad (CBRNE) is on their way to the school investigate the threat.
Police were notified of the alleged sexual assault after two videos began circulating online, which involved some of the students at the school. According to CP24, one of the videos featured a male student getting sexually assaulted with an object.
The school received backlash for their delayed response to the disturbing videos. It was reported that school staff waited two days before notifying police of the first video. The second video was not known to police until they were contacted by media.
The investigation remains ongoing and more details will be provided in the coming moments.