Oak Bay High School students have been dismissed for the day after a threat written on a bathroom stall door was brought to the attention of school staff and Oak Bay Police.
The school dismissed staff and students in the early afternoon on Wednesday, November 30th.
At 1:35 p.m. Oak Bay Police issued a statement with further details.
According to police, a shooting threat was written on the door of a bathroom stall in the womens’ washroom.
“The writing on the stall in a female washroom indicated that someone was going to bring a gun to the school and that there would be a shooting at 2 p.m.,” said Chief Cst. Mark Fisher.
“At this point in time there is no evidence of anyone having a firearm at the school.”
Oak Bay Police are at Oak Bay High School investigating a written threat on a bathroom stall door. School has been dismissed for the afternoon and the investigation is ongoing.
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) November 30, 2022
“A threat has been made at Oak Bay High School,” said the Greater Victoria School District in a press release.
“Under police advisement, students and staff will be released early as police conduct their investigation.”
“Student and staff safety continues to be our top priority.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, Oak Bay High will be dismissing students at 1:00 p.m. today. All classes, practices and scheduled events are cancelled for the rest of the day.”
The school district said they will provide updates as more information becomes available and school is anticipated to be back to normal on Thursday.
The school district asks that student’s families check their email as the school is contacting parents and caregivers now.
Victoria Buzz will provide more information as it becomes available.