Police resolve school threat report

Coquitlam, Public Alert

2023-04-06 10:46 PDT

File # 2023-8878

Coquitlam RCMP Frontline officers responded to a telephone threat report at Terry Fox Secondary located at 1260 Riverwood Gate in Port Coquitlam shortly before 8:30 a.m. As a precaution, the school activated their own lockdown procedures.

As police investigated the threat, there was a significant police presence surrounding the school campus.

Police have identified and located two youth who are believed to be the source of the threat.

There is no continued threat to the public or the school.

The school lifted their lockdown with classes resuming as normal.

We take any threat to a school very seriously and will act accordingly, said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. As this report was received shortly before the beginning of the school day, it caused some concern as parents and student began arriving at the school with a heavy police presence. Coquitlam RCMP would like to the thank the Coquitlam School District for their assistance in this matter and parents, staff and students for their patience and understanding.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or have information to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2023-8878.

Released by:

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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