Precautionary evacuation at West Pictou Consolidated School

Media Release: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

Students and staff at West Pictou Consolidated School were evacuated from the building for approximately an hour this afternoon following a threat made by a student.

Once the written threat was discovered, RCMP were immediately contacted and staff took the precautionary step of moving all students outside (similar to a fire drill).

RCMP responded on site and have deemed the threat illegitimate. Students and staff have now returned to the building and will be following normal dismissal procedures.

Parents and guardians with questions about the police response or any pending investigation are asked to contact the RCMP. Any other inquiries may be directed to the school principal.