Weapons threat closes Courtenay middle school

A Courtenay middle school will be open Friday after a weapons-related threat closed the school Thursday.

Comox Valley RCMP investigated a report of a threat directed at Lake Trail Community Middle School.

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The RCMP decided to close the school while the credibility of the threat was assessed and investigated, said spokeswoman Const. Monika Terragni.

“Reports of this nature are always treated as serious and authentic until we conduct a thorough investigation to confirm the credibility of the report,” Terragni said. “We are still investigating and continue to work with the school district; however, there is no longer any evidence to suggest an ongoing threat to the school.”

The Comox Valley School District said the school would reopen Friday and resume normal operations. 

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