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North Okanagan school locked down after student allegedly threatens teacher

March 05, 2021 - 1:13 PM

A North Okanagan middle school went into lockdown today after a student allegedly threatened a teacher with a weapon.

According to a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media release the incident took place at Len Wood Middle School in Armstrong at roughly 11:40 a.m. this morning Mar. 5.

RCMP say a student allegedly threatened a staff member with a weapon, describing the incident as a "tense situation" but did not give any more details.

"The student was contained and staff initiated a lockdown to ensure the safety of other staff and students inside the building until the arrival of police," the release says. "Frontline officers arrived at the school to find staff had successfully de-escalated the situation and police, without further incident, took the youth into custody."

The RCMP confirmed there is no further risk and the lockdown has now ended.

Police say an investigation into the incident is now ongoing.

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