By Dwight Ford
It turns out the text messaging and end of the world essay that fuelled the Friday closure of the North Peace Secondary School reached far beyond the Fort St. John region.
The RCMP in Faser Lake, about 160 kilometers west of Prince George says, a student in that community inadvertantly received an errant text message, about the situation at North Peace Secondary, but without any knowledge that the incident started with an end of the world essay.
An investigation subsequently concluded the essay had been posted at various NPSS locations, by a student who failed to get authority to and that started the chain reaction of events that lead to the suspension of classes.
However, in Fraser Lake, the student who received the errant message told her mother, who called her school and somehow it was interpreted as being a Fraser Lake problem instead of one in Fort St. John.
That immediately drew response from school officials and police in Fraser Lake but a police spokesman now says, it took very little time to research and discover what had actually happened.
Thus he says, although a school closure there had been initially considered, it soon became apparent it wasn’t necessary and letter was then sent out to parents explaining what had occurred.