RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Threatening note at Kent Elementary ‘appears to be prank’: Agassiz RCMP

Police will have increased presence to ensure safety, spokesperson said

Agassiz RCMP recently investigated student and parent reports of threatening words against Kent Elementary written on a washroom stall within the school.

Sgt. Mike Sargent, spokesperson with the Agassiz RCMP, told The Observer that as class is dismissed and the students are gone as of about 4 p.m., no lockdown is required.

“The investigation is ongoing, however, it appears to be a prank at this time,” Sargent said in a brief statement. “RCMP are working with the school staff to address the matter to ensure the safety of all students and staff

Kent Elementary principal Stan Watchorn said the apparent threat was written in pencil in the girls’ washroom last Wednesday (June 9) afternoon. Watchorn said the situation was “concerning” and confirmed the police were involved. He added school officials conducted their own investigation.

As a precaution, Sargent said police had an increased presence at the school throughout the day on Thursday (June 10).

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