A Steinbach school is closed Friday as RCMP investigate an online threat.

Steinbach Regional Secondary School became aware of the threat towards the school Thursday evening. 

The threat was immediately reported to the RCMP, who have since opened an investigation and identified the source of the threat.

In an abundance of caution and to allow RCMP to investigate, the Hanover School Division has chosen to close Steinbach Regional Secondary School to all students and staff today.

"We will reassess the situation and provide a communications update before classes start on Monday," said the division in a statement online. 

The school division is encouraging anyone with questions about the investigation to contact RCMP. 

"The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance, and we are thankful for the assistance of the RCMP in ensuring our schools are safe for all."