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Two North Kamloops schools placed on hold and secure after threats, police say

School threat suspect arrest

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

A suspect is in custody after threats caused lockdowns at two North Kamloops schools on Tuesday, police say.

Brock middle school and Kay Bingham Elementary were placed on hold and secure late Tuesday morning after someone made a threat toward Brock, Mounties said.

The hold and secure ended on Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said one suspect had been taken into custody. She said she could not say whether the suspect arrested was a youth or an adult.


ORIGINAL STORY: 1:10 p.m.

Security was increased and doors were locked at two North Kamloops schools on Tuesday after threats were made, police say.

Brock middle school and nearby Kay Bingham elementary were placed on hold and secure following a report of threats at Brock, RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release.

“The Kamloops RCMP detachment was contacted by representative of the School District 73 after a person called Brock middle school and made a threat,” Evelyn said.

“Following consultations with the Kamloops RCMP, the school district issued a hold and secure for Brock middle school and nearby Kay Bingham elementary out of an abundance of caution.”

Evelyn said parents will be notified via school websites when the incident is resolved.



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