Students at Brookswood Secondary were kept in their classrooms during a brief lockdown Friday morning, with RCMP officers keeping watch out front.
The officers arrived before classes began on Dec. 21, with two constables out in front and a corporal inside the building.
Overnight, there was an anonymous online threat that involved the school in some way.
According to Langley School District spokesperson Sandy Wakeling, a person who saw the threat contacted the RCMP.
The Mounties spoke to the school district, and the officers were there as students began arriving.
The lockdown was a code yellow, one of the less serious categories.
Most exterior doors to the school were locked, and students were directed to go into the main doors, where two RCMP constables were watching.
However, students continued to arrive as normal, and Wakeling said they were free to move between classrooms inside the school.
Its business as usual in the building itself, Wakeling said.
By about 9:50 a.m., the lockdown ended.
Wakeling said the RCMP had deemed the threat to be not credible. However, officers were to stay on scene for a while out of an abundance of caution.
The recent mass shootings in Conneticut, staff at Langley School District were asked to review their emergency procedures little more than a week ago.
Have the recent events caused a heightened awareness? I think thats fair to say, said Wakeling.
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