Barriere school hold-and-secure measures lifted

A message from Barriere secondary principal says threats not credible

Threats made over the phone to Barriere secondary have been deemed unfounded and a hold and secure measure has been lifted for the school and its elementary counterpart north of Kamloops.

An email from the Barriere secondary principal, Angela Stott, sent out Tuesday afternoon to parents stated the phone threats to the school have been deemed “not credible at this time” by Barriere RCMP.

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Barriere RCMP, along with specialized units, conducted a thorough investigation into the threats, securing the school.

“We value the co-operation of our staff, students and families as our primary goal is the safety of our school community,” wrote Stott.

Barriere secondary and elementary schools were on a hold and secure, and has been since mid-morning, due to the possible threats.

Sgt. Grant Simpson with the Clearwater RCMP confirmed two alleged threats were phoned in to the secondary school at about 10:40 a.m. Due to its proximity to the high school, Barriere elementary was also on a hold and secure.

No one was allowed in or out of the building.

A message to parents was sent out by School District 73 at 12:30 p.m.

Students held inside had access to services within the school.

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