Police called to Llanelli school following ‘mass shooting’ post on social media

POLICE have been dealing with an incident at Stradey School today, Wednesday (Sep 25).

It is understood that a pupil has made comments on social media relating to a ‘mass shooting’ and posted a picture of someone holding a gun.

We contacted Carmarthenshire County Council and were told that the police and school were dealing with the incident. The boy is believed to be on holiday with his parents and not at the school at present.

In a statement Dyfed-Powys Police said:

“Police in Llanelli are aware of reports of malicious comments on social media and consequent concerns amongst pupils and parents of a local school.

“Officers have been working with Ysgol Gyfun y Strade to carry out their enquiries. The comments have been investigated and the risk to the school and members of the public is deemed to be very low.

“The school will be open today as usual.”

The head of the school has issued the following statement on the school’s Twitter page:

“It has come to my attention that there are currently a number of social media comments being made concerning an alleged situation involving a pupil from Ysgol Y Strade.


“I would like to assure parents that the Police, who brought the issue to our attention, are dealing with the matter and there is no need to be concerned.”



From Llanelli Wales. Worked in education and media for most of my career. Now working as a freelance journalist. Interested in World events, politics, education. Specialist area is social and journalistic photography.
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