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Kamloops schools secured due to nearby firearm report


Multiple officers responded to the Westsyde area for a report of a suspected weapon in Kamloops this morning.

At 11:11 a.m., Kamloops RCMP got a third-party report of a man who appeared to be walking with a firearm and investigated the area, according to a news release today, Sept. 28.

“Several area schools were briefly placed in a hold and secure by the school district on recommendation by the police, out of an abundance of caution,” spokesperson Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

"No further information" was discovered as officers patrolled the area and the report was unsubstantiated.

The hold and secure order was then lifted.

Anyone with related information can contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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