Richmond RCMP investigating threats against high school

May 30 2017, 7:40 pm

An investigation in Richmond that began late Monday afternoon continues today, as RCMP are “actively investigating” a series of threats directed at R.A. McMath Secondary School.

“Our investigation began late yesterday afternoon after Richmond RCMP School Liaison officers responded to investigate a series of WIFI SSID spoofing incidents,” said RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

“The investigation has now progressed into a series of threats directed towards the school.”

The RCMP “takes all reports of threats to the safety of students or teachers in the community very seriously,” Hwang added. “We have conducted a comprehensive safety assessment along with the Richmond School District.”

Based on this assessment, he furthered, a decision was made to “hold and secure” the school. ”

On its website, RA McMath said students are “currently remaining in their first period classrooms in response to a concerning message that was posted recently. ”

All students and staff are safe and the RCMP are on site following district protocol, the school noted.

“We ask for parents to remain away from the school at this time,” it added. “We also ask for limited calls to the school at this time.”

As the active investigation remains is ongoing, police said no further details would be released at this time.