Emergency procedures were put in place at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong today.
The North Okanagan Shuswap School District says the school was put into a ‘hold and secure,’ as a precaution, after reports of a pellet gun in the parking lot around 2 pm.
RCMP were notified.
“Hold and secure occurs when there’s a threat in the general vicinity of the school,” says Alice Hucal from the school district. “As part of our hold and secure protocol, students and staff were brought inside, all doors were locked so no one could enter or exit the building. Classes went on as usual inside the building.”
PVSS remained secured until about 2:45 p.m. when the school was advised by RCMP that the situation was safe.
Kiss FM has a message into RCMP in Armstrong to find out if police found a gun, or if there were any arrests.
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