Police investigating Wednesday’s threat to NorKam Secondary School

Kamloops City

2021-04-01 16:27 PDT

File # 2021-9934

A Kamloops RCMP investigation is ongoing, following a school threat that led to a heavy police presence on the North Shore yesterday.

On March 31, around 1:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a call involving a very serious and specific threat to NorKam Secondary School. As part of its response, RCMP followed its normal procedure to contact the school district and provide it with information about the situation. RCMP recommended the school district implement its school safety procedures, which resulted in the lockdown of NorKam Senior Secondary and some of its neighbouring schools.

Police continued their investigation, which included support from multiple RCMP units, including air services. As frontline officers obtained more information and the initial threat did not materialize, police and the school district coordinated the safe exit of staff and students.

At this time, police are still investigating the nature of the threat, said Constable Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. No further information is available.

Kamloops RCMP would like to thank the schools, students, and parents for their support, cooperation, and patience during the lockdown and hold and secure request.

Update: North Shore school lockdown

Wed 2021-03-31 5:05 PM

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is currently working with the school district to coordinate the safe exit of students to their parents. Police are still investigating the nature of the threat. No further information is available at this time.

Lockdown North Shore

Date: March 31, 2021 2:56:43 PM

Kamloops RCMP officers are currently on scene in the area of Norkam Secondary School.

This afternoon, police received a threat related to the school on 12th Street. Administration at the school immediately issued a lockdown for it and others in the area.

Parents attempting to pick up their kids from schools in the area, as well as the general public, are asked to please avoid doing so until advised

Once the RCMP has been able to determine that the threat is false and the area is safe, students and staff will be released and the lockdown lifted.
Updates will be provided.

Lockdown please avoid area

Wed 2021-03-31 2:24 PM

School lockdown - please avoid the area near 12th Street and Tranquille

Kamloops RCMP and the local school district are asking parents and members of the public to please avoid the area near and surrounding Norkam Secondary School. Parents are asked to please wait until the lockdown is clear before picking up their students. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. More details will be released as they become available.

Schools in the area are in lockdown as part of an investigation.

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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