Police were at Samuel Robertson Technical for a while on Halloween. (Contributed)

Police were at Samuel Robertson Technical for a while on Halloween. (Contributed)

Crowd gathers, leaves at Maple Ridge school on Halloween

No reports of vandalism however, says school district

There was probably more tricks than treats outside Samuel Robertson Technical school for a while on Halloween night.

Facebook posts said there were 150 kids milling outside the building and not responding to requests to disperse. Seven or eight police cars were on scene and officers were in a “tight spot” with the crowd of kids, said Gina Bishop online.

“The poor police, they were in way over their heads. It was actually scary to see. There was zero respect for police.”

Kids were tossing fire crackers near police and drinking and laughing

Bishop went to the school at about 8:30 p.m to pick up her daughter and she arrived just in time, as a group was approaching her daughter.

Another mom though said the crowd wasn’t out of control and eventually dispersed.

One report even said there was a helicopter hovering overhead.

However, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district had no reports of any incidents of vandalism at the school or at any school in the district on Halloween night.

Bishop said Maple Ridge needs a community centre, some place for kids to go to. The city wants to build a a new Albion community centre but $10 million in funding for that must first pass the public assent process this fall to allow the city to borrow the money.

Ridge Meadows RCMP couldn’t be reached for comment.