Nanaimo RCMP at NDSS for bomb threat

By Spencer Sterritt
March 17, 2017 - 9:55am

RCMP will be at Nanaimo District Secondary School intermittently throughout the day after a "non-credible" bomb threat was made. Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District

NANAIMO — Students at Nanaimo District Secondary School had their bags searched by staff and RCMP this morning, March 17, due to a bomb threat.

Dale Burgos, director of communications for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District, said the threat came in yesterday, March 16, but was for today.

RCMP were called to search the school at the time. Nothing was found and Burgos said it was a “non-credible” threat.

“However, today, in an abundance of caution we're looking at having a plan with heightened security at the school,” he said.

RCMP will remain at the school off and on throughout the day.

Burgos said it's business as usual at the school despite the police presence.

To his recollection, this is the first bomb threat of the school year.

In early 2015, bomb threats were trending at high schools in Nanaimo, with four threats in just over three months.

 

[email protected]

On Twitter: @spencer_sterrit

Missing teen may be in the Nanaimo area, Mounties say