At approximately 12:00 on March 3, 2021, the Langley RCMP were called to Walnut Grove Secondary School for a report of a bomb threat.
Langley RCMP are investigating a serious incident in Walnut Grove and are asking the public to stay out of the area of 88th and Walnut Grove drive. Emergency Services are on scene. Walnut Grove Secondary School has been safely evacuated. pic.twitter.com/9AdfhquHcW— Langley RCMP (@LangleyRCMP) March 3, 2021
School Administrators contacted Emergency Services immediately following a call they had received stating that a bomb had been placed at the school. The school had already initiated an emergency evacuation of students when police and fire services arrived on scene.
All students and staff were evacuated safely. The Langley RCMP and Lower Mainland Police Dog Services conducted an extensive search of the school and grounds and deemed the area safe.
UPDATE TO @sd35wgss incident: RCMP approved access to the building for students and staff if needed, to retrieve their supplies in a controlled manner. Students have been dismissed for the day and classes will resume as scheduled for Thursday, March 4.— Langley Schools (@LangleySchools) March 3, 2021
At approximately 1:40pm, School officials were allowed back into the school. Students are being dismissed from school in a controlled manner.
The investigation is in its preliminary stages and the origins of the call are under investigation.
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