Concerns eased over threat against Skeena Middle School

A person who verbally threatened Skeena Middle School Jan. 24 had no intention of following through with violence, the school has stated in a letter issued to parents. Staff and students are safe, it read, and the RCMP have concluded there is no risk to the school.

”Terrace RCMP does not believe any students are currently at risk,” Crime Prevention and Community Policing officer Cst. Crystal Evelyn said. “Police are working closely with the school board in relation to this incident and to ensure the safety of those at the school.”

As of Jan 26 a RCMP investigation was ongoing. Neither the school or police could speak to the nature of the threat, or whether it came from a student or someone outside the school.

“Due to privacy considerations, we are obligated to ensure confidentiality with respect to specific information about the investigation,” read the school’s letter.

A Violence Threat Risk Assessment process has been launched, which involves the RCMP and other community partners. Counsellors have also been made available to students.

The school invited parents and guardians to contact the school with questions or concerns.

A full copy of the Incident Letter can be found on the school’s website.

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