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RCMP at Salmon Arm high school in response to ‘threat of unknown credibility’

School district says bags being checked at door, school operating ‘as per usual’
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RCMP where at the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus Monday, Dec. 11, after the school district became aware of a “threat of unknown credibility.” (File photo)

Students at the Salmon Arm Secondary (SAS) Sullivan campus were greeted by police and School District 83 staff Monday in a precautionary response to a “threat of unknown credibility.”

A notice from the school district went out to parents/guardians on Sunday, Dec. 10, explaining that SAS and the school district became aware of the threat, that police are involved and that the matter is being taken seriously.

“Out of an abundance of caution there will be RCMP presence at SAS on Monday, December 11…,” reads the notice. “To ensure students and staff are safe, there will be a bag check for anyone entering the school conducted by SAS and District administration.”

Entry was limited to the school’s front entrance, and the school was operating “as per usual.”

“The safety of students and staff remains our top priority,” said the school district. Anyone with questions can call the school at 250-832-2188 or the District Education Support Centre at 250-832-2157.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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