Park Avenue Elementary in Nanaimo was briefly evacuated Wednesday morning after a threat was made against the school.
At around 8:30 a.m., Nanaimo RCMP received a report about a threat involving Park Avenue Elementary.
The staff and students were evacuated to the field “out of an abundance of caution.” They then walked to John Barsby Secondary School as it was anticipated that the school would not be accessible for a while. Some of the parents picked up their children.
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Police determined there was “nothing of concern” and the remaining students went back to the school.
“Schools are a priority, and police evaluate all information thoroughly,” Cpl. Jon Stuart of the Nanaimo RCMP said in a statement.
“It is hoped that anyone with information about this incident would come forward to assist in the investigation.”
Police are still investigating the incident.