Ridge RCMP arrest three youths after school lockdown

The lockdown allowed police an opportunity to thoroughly patrol the surrounding area.

  • Jun. 7, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested three youths after a brief lockdown at a local high school yesterday.

Just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday, police were called to Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School, in the 10400 block of 245 Street, after a student at the school was allegedly threatened by a group of youths in the community.

Police communicated to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district, and a precautionary lockdown was put in place to minimize any safety concerns.

The lockdown allowed police an opportunity to patrol the surrounding area and arrest the suspects.

“At no time was the safety of students and staff compromised, and the lockdown was lifted as soon as the arrests had been made and the area was deemed safe. Investigation into this matter is continuing,” Cpl. Brenda Winpenny said

“The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district and the Ridge Meadows RCMP work closely together to develop and practice lockdown protocols,: school superintendent Sylvia Russell said.

“The safety of our students and staff is paramount, and yesterday’s precautionary lockdown highlights the high level of preparedness at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows public schools. “

The suspects were interviewed and released on conditions while police complete the investigation and reports to Crown Counsel.


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