UPDATED: Lake Trail Middle School to reopen after weapons threat
RCMP Cruiser (Vista Radio stock image)
Lake Trail Middle School will reopen tomorrow (Nov. 27th) after being closed today because of a threat aimed specifically at the school.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Comox Valley RCMP and school district decided to close the school while the credibility of the threat was assessed and investigated.
“Reports of this nature are always treated as serious and authentic until we conduct a thorough investigation to confirm the credibility of the report” said RCMP spokesperson, Const. Monika Terragni.
“We are still investigating and continue to work with the school district; however, there is no longer any evidence to suggest an ongoing threat to the school.”
School District 71 said the “swift actions of the school district staff and the close partnership with the RCMP led to a prompt and thorough actions to ensure the safety and security of all staff and students was maintained. We thank the local detachment for their vigilance and response to this threat.”