Police presence at Skeena Middle School


2019-05-13 16:38 PDT

On May 7, 2019, Terrace RCMP were made aware of remarks regarding Skeena Middle School.

School board administration contacted the Terrace RCMP and together they discussed safety planning and investigative measures, which include increased police visibility at the school.

Be assured, Terrace RCMP takes the safety of students very seriously, said Terrace RCMP Staff Sergeant Michael Robinson. I myself have two kids who attend that school and I remain confident in their safety.

Although details of the investigation cannot be released, the initial remark which prompted police engagement was very general in nature and deemed to be low-risk based on information present.

We are continuing our investigation, we have had an increased police visibility at the school, and we have safety plans in place for all of our schools, added Stf. Sgt. Robinson. Our Safe School Plans are updated and reviewed regularly and include information on responding to emergencies at any and all of our Terrace schools. They are literally at our fingertips should they be needed.

Since the initial report was received, other remarks have been observed that are similar in nature and have been reposted or modified slightly.

Right now social media is perpetuating the problem, said Stf. Sgt. Robinson. As adults we need to talk to our children about what they are saying and posting online. Every time someone reposts or alters and posts something related to the remarks, it distracts police from being able to investigate the initial complaint which created this situation.

The Terrace RCMP continues to investigate and work with Skeena Middle School to provide students, staff, and families a feeling of security.

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Community Policing / Media Relations Officer
Terrace RCMP
3205 Eby St., Terrace BC, V8G 2X7
Office: 250-638-7400
Fax: 250-638-7448

Email: Crystal.EVELYN@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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