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UPDATE: Kamloops RCMP determine Sa-Hali Secondary is safe

(Update - noon): Kamloops RCMP has confirmed that Sa-Hali Secondary is safe from any previous threats.

According to Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, the investigation determined that the threat was unfounded.

"Every threat made on a school is taken very serious," said Shelkie. "It takes a tremendous amount of resources to react to these threats and investigate the source of the threat. These resources are officers that could have been used responding to other calls."

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(Update - 9:45 am): Kamloops RCMP and School District 73 continue to investigate after a threat was made against Sa-Hali Secondary.

According to Assistant Superintendent Bill Hamblett, the words "there's a bomb" were spray-painted onto the side of the school. He adds that at this time, there is no indication that this threat was connected to the threat at Valleyview earlier this month.

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"It was different in terms of the messaging," said Hamblett. "The tagging, the graffiti was 'there is a bomb.' The safety of our staff and students is paramount so we take every incident seriously."

"RCMP are responding to a threat at Sa-Hali Secondary School. As a result, staff and students are not permitted to enter the school until the RCMP have concluded their investigation."

In total, 900 students were evacuated from Sa-Hali to either their homes or the Tournament Capital Centre. Hamblett mentioned that school will resume once RCMP can assure there is no threat.

Hamblett went on to say that RCMP has not found any explosives, though the threat is still credible thus far.

(Original - 8:30 am): Kamloops RCMP is currently on scene for a threat issued against Sa-Hali Secondary earlier today.

According to Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, administration at the school evacuated students immediately.

Currently, no staff or students are in the building. Students who live close to the area are asked to stay away from school until further notice.

Students who don't live near the school should meet their teachers in the Sa-Hali Secondary field. Alternate arrangements are being made for the rest of the day.

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Once RCMP can determine the threat is false and the school is safe, students will be allowed back into class. All parents and guardians will be notified when the school is safe.



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