Police resolve school threat

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2023-09-28 15:11 PDT

File # 2023-26202

Coquitlam RCMP Frontline officers responded to a third-party threat report at Centennial Secondary located at 570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam shortly before 11:30 a.m. As a precaution, the school and nearby Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex located at 633 Poirier Street, were placed in under a hold and secure order.

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

Police have identified and located a youth from another jurisdiction, who is believed to be the source of the threat. Police will be investigating further.

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

The school lifted their hold and secure with classes resuming as normal.

We take any threat to a school very seriously and will act accordingly. Out of abundance of caution, the school and nearby recreation centre were placed under a hold and secure order. This was to ensure the safety of the public as police continued the investigation, said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. Coquitlam RCMP would like to the thank the Coquitlam School District for their assistance in this matter and the public 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 2023-26202.

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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