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RCMP have completed their investigation regarding bomb threats against Fox Run School

Sylvan Lake RCMP has completed their investigation regarding multiple threats of a bomb against the Fox Run School.

The school faced a bomb threat in the early afternoon of Feb. 8 and just the day prior, had also been evacuated on the morning of Feb. 7 after a threat.

It was determined that the threat originated from a youth residing in another province and RCMP can confirm that both threats were made by the same individual, according to a release.

RCMP has been in contact with law enforcement partners in that jurisdiction and the name of the youth will not be released.

This investigation is now concluded and there are zero threats to the community.

”We are really proud of our staff and administration at Fox Run for how they responded over the past week,” said Kurt Sacher, superintendent of schools for Chinook’s Edge. “We’ve certainly done some reflecting on the process and we know ways we can communicate better with our families and improve at our level at the division office, too. We’ve spent some time reflecting on and reviewing those practices.

“We feel good about that. We are also really pleased with the police (as to) their engagement and their involvement – we felt supported by them from the beginning in addressing this and throughout the timeframe.”

Sacher said everyone is also pleased with the outcome, and that it will help staff, students, and administration to move forward.

“We are back to normal and we’re appreciative of that.”

Meanwhile, the RCMP noted in a release that members take any threat to the safety of students and schools very seriously.

“There will always be a thorough investigation process to ensure a community’s feelings of safety and mental well-being.”

Sylvan Lake RCMP would like to thank the school administration, students, and parents for their support and patience during this incident.

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