A public posting on the Sheshatshiu flea market Facebook page earlier today (June 9) prompted police and school officials to close the Sheshatshiu Innu School this afternoon as a precaution.
Police say a man believed to be from Natuashish posted the following on the flea market page: “U guys are coming (to) hell with me ,,everyone of youse.”
The Labradorian has decided not to publish the man’s name, but his profile photo shows a man holding a lever action rifle, wearing sunglasses and a stocking cap.
The rifle appears to be a poor condition.
Cpl. Rick Mills said the RCMP do not consider the posting a direct threat towards the school, or anyone in Sheshatshiu, and no charges are expected
Mills described the message as “very generic.”
The decision to close the school was precautionary, and fears were likely heightened by recent gun violence in the country, including a shooting last week in Moncton, N.B., that left three RCMP officers dead.
The Labradorian has ben unable to contact anyone from school, and efforts to contact the person named in the Facebook profile have been unsuccessful.