Staff and students of a Burnaby high school had some tense moments Thursday as it was locked down for a period.
Parents of students at Burnaby Mountain Secondary received a notice about the lockdown that took place at about 2:05 p.m.
“Student safety is always a priority and it’s important that we keep you informed of any unusual situations where safety might be a concern,” reads the notice. “Shortly after 2pm we became aware of a situation in the community near the school and contacted the Burnaby RCMP. As a precautionary measure, at approximately 2:05pm we initiated a hold-and-secure protocol, which is our response when an incident has occurred outside of the school and is not related to the school. It directs any remaining students and staff into the building and requires exterior classroom doors and windows to be closed. At approximately 2:35pm the RCMP confirmed it was safe to end the hold-and-secure protocol.”
No more details were supplied to parents. The NOW has reached out to the Burnaby RCMP for more information and will update the story if possible.