A threat assessment protocol took place at Pioneer Middle School on Wednesday after staff received information about an anonymous threat that was written on a bathroom wall.
According to the school’s website, the protocol was a precautionary measure only as school officials say the incident was not one that posed a significant risk to students or staff members.
The school will remain open while RCMP and Pioneer School administration continue to investigate.
“When we read the threat we were able to talk to Kevin Cameron, who is the Executive Director for the Canadian Centre with Threat Assessment and Trauma Response,” said Superintendent of Wildrose School Division, Brad Volkman. ”He said general anonymous threats like that written on a wall have never ever panned out into something where there was actually a violent act that took place.”.
Even though there was no risk to students and staff, Volkman says the division has a strict policy and they are taking this incident seriously.
“We're taking it seriously in the sense that we need to still try and figure out who wrote it so that we can offer them some help and also let them know that it's inappropriate, but we are not going to over react and you know, close the school based on this because this is a low risk activity for someone to write on the wall.”
This is the first recorded threat that has been reported at the school.
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