School locked down in shooting scare
Fort Assiniboine School was locked down last Tuesday after reports of gunshots while students were outside.
Staff brought the children into the school and alerted the RCMP, which sent members of the Barr-head detachment to the scene.
The school was reopened after the police investigated but were unable to find out where the gunshots came from.
“Nobody was injured and there is no evidence to indicate that anyone was in danger at any time,” said Barrhead RCMP Sgt. Bob Dodds.
In a letter to parents, school principal Audrey Kluin said staff and students heard several gunshots at about 10:25 a.m. while children were outside for recess.
“Out of an abundance of caution, staff brought the children into the school, notified the RCMP and performed our school’s lockdown procedure, as per Pembina Hills administrative procedure,” said Kluin.
Kluin added that counselling would be offered to any child made nervous or afraid by the incident. Concerned parents should either contact her or the school counsellor, Charlene Assenheimer at 780-584-3751.
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