UPDATE: Salmon Arm school "all clear" after bomb threat earlier today

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SALMON ARM – Students are safe to return to Shuswap Middle School after RCMP investigators determined there was no bomb alleged in a threat earlier today.

Staff at the school made the call to police after discovering a note that mentioned "bomb" scrawled over a urinal in the boy’s bathroom around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Officers determined there was no bomb after the K9 unit patrolled the school.

Prior to the investigation, 600 students at the school were evacuated and taken to South Broadview Elementary. Students were taken home by parents and additional transportation was provided by the School District.

In a release from School District 83 spokesperson Alice Hucul, on behalf of school principal Silke Yardley, thanked all the students "who were extremely well-mannered and helpful during the evacuation."

"The district is encouraging anyone with information about the threat to talk to school administration, as we support having a safe and caring school culture for our students," the release said.

To contact the district, call 250-832-2157. To speak with a member of the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment, contact the non-emergency line at 250-832-6044.

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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