There is a police presence in several schools in the North Shore, all of which are under lockdown orders from 2 pm from Wednesday March 31 at 2 pm
Armed gendarmes can be seen in many schools, including NorKam Secondary, Kamloops Christian and Brock Middle
A parent of a Brock student told KTW that their child informed them that there was a lockdown or hold and security situation at the school and the student did not know what was happening
“Kamloops RCMP and the local school district are asking parents and members of the public to avoid the vicinity of Norkam High School and surrounding areas,” said Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP Constable “Parents are asked to wait until the lock is released before picking up their students Thank you for your patience and cooperation. More details will be posted as they become available “
School District 72 superintendent Terry Sullivan said: We have been informed by the RCMP that they are under threat on the North Shore, so all schools in the North Shore have a lockdown We are doing this as a precautionary measure We therefore ask parents not to pick up their children until the lockdown is complete “
The school district issued this statement: “All students and staff are safe Parents are urged to wait for further instructions before picking up their children”
At 2:45 p.m., the police presence appeared to be concentrated in the NorKam / McArthur Island area, with officers stationed at various access points including 12th Street, 11th Street, Cottonwood Avenue and the McArthur Island ring road.
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