A middle school in Courtenay was closed Thursday while officers with Comox Valley RCMP investigated a report of a threat.
The closure at Lake Trail Middle School was announced by School District 71 (SD71) on Twitter at 7:41 a.m.
Due to a weapons related threat, Lake Trail school will be closed today, November 26, 2020.
— Comox Valley Schools (@ComoxValleySD71) November 26, 2020
RCMP were still investigating into the late morning for a reported weapons threat directed at the school.
Police and the School District said they were working closely to ensure the safety of staff, students, and area residents while they assessed the credibility of the threat and investigated.
On Facebook, SD71 said that because of the specific nature of the threat, police have determined that surrounding school communities are safe and normal operations would be continuing at these facilities.
RCMP said additional information will be released when it becomes available.