Young man in handcuffs outside Belmont high school. Photo by Louise Hartland of CTV  News Vancouver Island
Young man in handcuffs outside Belmont high school. Photo by Louise Hartland of CTV News Vancouver Island

On Tuesday November 18, 2014, at just before 11:00 am, West Shore RCMP received information about a possible fight involving a knife and gun. At the same time that police received this information, School Officials from School District 62 received the same information. School District 62 decided that it would be appropriate to implement a lock out, keeping students inside Belmont High School and Pacific Secondary School, out of an abundance of caution. Resources from the West Shore RCMP Patrol Section, Major Crime Unit and School Liaison assisted in this investigation, to determine the validity of the information.

The lock out of Belmont High School was lifted just after 1:00 pm. It has been determined that there was to be a planned fight between 3 males, off the grounds of the school, with an allegation that a weapon was going to be used. No weapons have been located and the fight itself did not occur. Two of the male youth involved are students in School District 62.

West Shore RCMP continues to liaise with the administrators at Belmont High School and continues to investigate the allegations around the possible fight.

West Shore RCMP, Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz, we would like to thank the staff, students and parents for their patience as we worked to understand the information received and the situation itself.

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