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SPSS reacts to threat

The halls and yard at South Peace Secondary School were uncharacteristically quiet throughout Wednesday afternoon after a partial lockdown.

The halls and yard at South Peace Secondary School were uncharacteristically quiet throughout Wednesday afternoon after a partial lockdown. School authorities received word of a possible threat to the school and voluntarily called the lockdown shortly after 12 p.m. while the RCMP was called in to investigate the threat. The RCMP reported there was no threat to the public, and they will continue to investigate.

A group of parents attempted to get information on their children after learning of the lockdown. Those requests were denied in order to avoid confusion and discourage other parents from coming to the school and students were dismissed at the regular dismissal time, said principal Keith Maurer.

RCMP kept close tabs outside school grounds, routinely requesting identification from passerby's and questioning waiting students for information on whether they would be expected to return to class.