Threat called in to school
Kamloops Mounties are investigating after a non-specific threatening voicemail was left at Lloyd George elementary school last weekend.
RCMP Const. Cheryl Bush said police were called on Tuesday, March 1, after school staff discovered the voicemail.
Bush wouldn’t offer any specifics about what was said, other than to indicate the caller’s voice sounded young.
“We’re not going to get into the details of the message because our investigation is still ongoing,” she said.
“We will treat it seriously. Someone will be held accountable for this, either for uttering threats or public mischief.”
Bush said police never contemplated evacuating the school, because the voicemail was so vague.
Kamloops-Thompson school district superintendent Terry Sullivan doesn’t believe the caller ever posed a real threat to safety at the school.
“It seemed to be more of a prank than anything else,” he said.
Anyone with information about who might have left the message is asked to call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.