Comox Valley RCMP have arrested a youth after a threat led to the closure of Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay on Thursday.
Comox Valley RCMP and School District 71 (SD71) jointly made the decision to close the school. SD71 announced the closure on Twitter at 7:41 a.m. on November 26.
Due to a weapons related threat, Lake Trail school will be closed today, November 26, 2020.
— Comox Valley Schools (@ComoxValleySD71) November 26, 2020
In a statement, Cst. Monika Terragni said that RCMP are still investigating and working with the school district, but there is no evidence to suggest an ongoing threat to the school.
“Reports of this nature are always treated as serious and authentic until we conduct a thorough investigation to confirm the credibility of the report,” said Terragni.
The youth is facing possible charges for uttering threats.
Anyone with additional information can call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2020-19222.
Those who wish to make an anonymous report can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.