School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake)
Office of the Superintendent of Schools/CEO
Re: Police Investigation into Student With Firearm
It was reported to us yesterday morning that a student brought a firearm on a school bus on Monday in the Creston area but did actually not attend school that day. Police were informed and the firearm is now safely in the possession of RCMP. This student is not currently at school, the student’s parents have been informed, and the family is cooperating with the investigation.
Our local community and school district Violence Threat Risk Assessment teams were activated early yesterday morning and they were involved at the school all day. RCMP are actively investigating and their investigation continues. If anyone has further information related to school safety or to this particular investigation, please contact police immediately.
We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school administration if they have any concerns regarding their son’s or daughter’s feelings of safety. We are reminding our school community including students, parents, staff and citizens that they can be most helpful by not repeating rumours and by bringing any further information directly to police.
The school district will not be conducting any media interviews, so as not to impede the police investigation.
Superintendent of Schools/CEO