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‘Suspicious letter’ prompts investigation at NPSS – update

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Photo: Cpl. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP answers questions from the media at the North Peace Secondary School on Friday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

By Energeticcity.ca staff

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The Fort St. John RCMP say rumors helped fuel an investigation at the North Peace Secondary School on Friday.

Cpl. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP, says it all started when safety concerns were reported to school staff.

The concerns stemmed from what police call a ‘suspicious letter’ that had been posted at various locations throughout the school.

A police investigation concluded that the letter was an English class assignment. The student wrote about the end of the world, and acquiring a firearm for defence. The student decided to showcase the letter to students by posting the letter in various locations around the school.

Somehow the letter was misinterpreted into a threat.

Cpl. Perret says it’s not the first time that this student has posted his work throughout the school.

Spokesperson from School District 60, Leslie Lahaye, says students should always ask for permission from the school to post anything on the walls.

Officials from School District 60 decided to close the school to conduct a full investigation into the matter.

Police concluded that there was no risk to the students, staff or school.

 

Below is a video of Cpl. Perret addressing the media on Friday afternoon:

 

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