Students at Abbotsford’s St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School and two nearby elementary schools were evacuated following a bomb threat made to the school on Monday (April 4) morning.
SJB administration contacted the Abbotsford Police Department at 8:35 a.m., moments after the threat was received.
Students at both SJB and nearby St. James and St Ann’s elementary schools were put into a shelter in place and SJB students relocated to a church as police investigated.
The school parking lot was blocked by a police vehicle and cones, and there appeared to be at least six Abbotsford Police Department vehicles on scene investigating.
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With the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS), a search of the schools was conducted and they were deemed safe. Throughout the entire incident, all students and staff were safe and accounted for and no one was injured.
The shelter in place has now been lifted. Students and staff have now returned to their classes with normal school operations resuming and emails have been sent out to all school families surrounding today’s incident.
The APD is continuing to investigate the origin of the received threat and has confirmed there is no ongoing risk at this time.