Sa-Hali Secondary school in Kamloops, B.C. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Police probe third threat against a Kamloops high school in eight days

Police have not released any further details into what the threat includes

A Kamloops secondary school was under an evacuation order for several hours Wednesday morning after the school received a threat.

Students and staff were told by police to stay away from Sa-Hali Secondary, as officers investigated the threat. But just after noon, police confirmed the threat was unfounded.

“Every threat made on a school is taken very serious,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a news release.

“It takes a tremendous amount of resources to react to these threats to investigate the source of the threat. These resources are officers that could have been used responding to other calls.”

This marks the third threat made against a Kamloops high school in eight days.

Last Tuesday, a Sa-Hali secondary student posted a “play-on-words” message on social media app Snapchat, threatening her school. Police contacted the student and her parents at home, where she admitted to posting the message. Police did not detail the exact message.

That student will not be facing any criminal charges.

According to Kamloops This Week, students and staff arrived at Valleyview secondary last Friday to find graffiti on the outside of the building referencing a bomb. Large pink letters reading “find the bomb” were scrawled on the west side of the high school, leading staff to call the Kamloops RCMP.

That threat was also determined to be not credible, but police continue to investigate.

More to come.


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