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Lockdowns lifted at all schools following threats to NorKam, SD73 says

All lockdowns lifted: SD73

UPDATE: 5:27 p.m.

Police said they were still working to get students out of NorKam secondary after 5 p.m.

"The Kamloops RCMP detachment is currently working with the school district to coordinate the safe exit of students to their parents," RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release just after 5 p.m.

"Police are still investigating the nature of the threat. No further information is available at this time.


UPDATE: 4:09 p.m.

The Kamloops-Thompson school district says all lockdowns at SD73 schools have now been lifted.

In a tweet at about 4 p.m., the district said all of the lockdowns were over.

"All schools in North Kamloops and Brocklehurst have now been dismissed," the tweet said.

"Students and staff are safe."


UPDATE: 3:22 p.m.

The Kamloops-Thompson school district says, in a tweet, lockdowns have been lifted at all North Shore and Brocklehurst schools except NorKam secondary.


UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.

A threat against a school has led to all schools in North Kamloops and Brocklehurst being placed on lockdown, police say.

The area near NorKam secondary is buzzing with police and ambulance activity, and an RCMP plane is flying overhead.

RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn told Castanet Kamloops the response is to a threat to children in the area.

“The threat is related to a school,” she said.

Evelyn said police are working to figure out the exact nature of the threat. In the meantime, parents are asked to stay away from schools until the areas have been cleared.


UPDATE: 2:29 p.m.

The Kamloops-Thompson school district says all North Kamloops and Brocklehurst schools have been locked down due to a police incident.

"All students and staff are safe," the district said in a tweet.

"Parents are asked to wait for further instructions before picking up their children."


ORIGINAL STORY: 2:08 p.m.

Students at a Kamloops school are on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon, but it’s unclear why.

Police are on-scene at NorKam secondary and, according to multiple posts on social media, some students are locked in classrooms.

There was no answer when Castanet Kamloops phoned the school at about 2 p.m.

Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said she cannot provide details but confirmed the school is on lockdown.

She called the event an emergency and said no one is hurt.

Evelyn asked people to avoid the area of 12th Street and Tranquille Road. She said police will release additional information once it is known.



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