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Threat of school shooting in Fort Nelson being investigated

Fort Nelson Secondary School. Photo by School District 81
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FORT NELSON, B.C. – Superintendent of School District 81, Diana Samchuk says the District is investigating an alleged threat of a possible school shooting at Fort Nelson Secondary School on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

In a letter posted on Facebook Monday, the Superintendent says staff have investigated an alleged threat of a possible shooting on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  The threat was apparently made in graffiti, but staff have found no evidence of the threat or the graffiti on the school property.

The letter goes on to say, “In applying Safe Schools protocol the threat is not seen as entirely credible, however, no one can be 100% certain.  Therefore, we are notifying all parents with this information so they can decide if they want their child at school on Tuesday.”

The letter also addressed other rumours that a student was accused of writing the graffiti.  The Superintendent said no students were asked for writing samples.

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The RCMP have been contacted and the school has asked for an increased police presence at Fort Nelson Secondary School on Tuesday.  All side doors to all schools in the District will be locked.

The District is asking anyone with more information about the alleged threat, should contact the RCMP or the School.

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A copy of the letter from the District can be seen below.

The letter was sent out to parents in Fort Nelson on February 5, 2018

 

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