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Lock down at Vernon high school precautionary

W.L. Seaton Secondary School
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October 19, 2015 - 4:30 PM

VERNON - A Vernon high school wasn’t taking any chances when it learned of an altercation in the schoolyard this afternoon.

Vernon School District Superintendent Joe Rogers says W.L. Seaton Secondary School was placed on lock down around 1:30 p.m., Oct. 19 after administration became aware of an incident involving two adult men on the school field.

“The principal wanted to ensure student safety,” Rogers says. “They locked down until the RCMP came and took the guys away.”

Students were brought inside and put on lock down for about ten minutes while police resolved the situation, he says.

“There was nobody in harm’s way,” Rogers says, adding the two men involved had no connection to the school.

RCMP Cpl. Spencer Hornoi says police attended and spoke to both men involved, but are not actively investigating.

“Our investigation has been opened and closed,” Hornoi says. “It was two individuals running around the school, one being chased by another.”

Preliminary information indicated a knife might have been involved, but that was not confirmed at the scene, Hornoi says.

No charges were laid.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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