RCMP are on scene at HJ Cody High School.

HJ Cody High School ‘secure our school’ situation ends

Social media threat leads to administrative lockdown at HJ Cody High School

***Update #1:***


HJ Cody High School is currently under an administrative lockdown.

No one is exiting or entering the building and Sylvan Lake RCMP remain on scene.

Few details are available at this time, however updates will be provided as they are made available.


***Update #2:***


Chinook’s Edge School Division has provided an update on the situation at H.J. Cody High School confirming the student’s present at the school are safe. Chinook’s Edge has stated the school was put in lockdown under a request from Sylvan Lake RCMP.

The administrative lockdown is only in affect at H.J. Cody High School and doesn’t apply to other Chinook’s Edge schools.

Signs on entrances to HJ Cody School stated the school was in an administrative lockdown, with Chinook’s Edge referring to the lunchtime closure of the school as a ‘secure our school situation’.

To view the difference between ‘Secure Our School’ mode and ‘Emergency Lockdown’ mode click here: http://www.chinooksedge.ab.ca/documents/general/Summary%20of%20Safety%20Response.pdf


***Update #3:***


On October 19, 2016, Sylvan Lake RCMP were notified of a potential threat directed toward the HJ Cody Highschool in Sylvan Lake via social media.

Officers from Sylvan Lake detachment investigated the threat and were able to locate the individual who had been identified as the person responsible.Through cooperation of that individual, investigators were able to determine that there was no concerns for the safety of the school, students or staff.

Due to requirements of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, names of any individuals involved in this investigation will not be released.Further investigation will take place.

If you have any information about this event, please contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-858-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet atwww.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.






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