Pellet gun scenario causes concern at Armstrong school

School puts “secure and hold” measures into place after report of student with a pellet gun

A pellet gun brought to the parking lot of an Armstrong school Monday got the school’s and RCMP’s attention.

A student brought the gun to Pleasant Valley Secondary School and was showing the gun to fellow students in the lot. Somebody reported the incident to school officials who called the RCMP.

An RCMP spokesperson said officers were able to track down the student and had a talk with him and his parents. Everyone agreed it wasn’t the smartest thing for the student to do.

As a result of the report, the school went into what is called “hold and secure” for precautionary measures at 2 p.m.

“Hold and secure occurs when there’s a threat in the general vicinity of the school,” said Alice Hucul with North Okanagan Shuswap School District communications.

“As part of our hold and secure protocol, students and staff were brought inside, all doors were locked so no one could enter or exit the building. Classes went on as usual inside the building.”

PVSS remained secured until about 2:45 p.m. when the school was advised by RCMP that it was safe to do so.

Police say at no time were teachers or students in any jeopardy.

Just Posted

A new development surrounding plane that went missing around Revelstoke in November

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

Coal dust escaping rail cars spurs petition

Local governments onboard with Shuswap resident’s request for better control of escaping particulate

Bikeshare to roll into Kelowna

Kelowna may soon have a fleet of bikes available for hourly rentals

Kelowna police look for missing person

Police ask the public for help in locating a missing man

Four arrests made after couple steals cash stolen in robbery

Kelowna RCMP made four arrests in two “bizarrely related” crimes carried out in Kelowna.

Your Jan. 22 Morning Brief

Check out the top stories of the day in the Okanagan-Shuswap with Carmen Weld’s Black Press Morning Brief.

Lawyers slam ‘de facto expulsion’ of student guilty of sexual interference

Calgary student guilty of sexual assault of a minor allowed to finish semester

B.C. NDP set to restructure union bargaining

School trustees to regain control over employer group

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

Niels Hoegel, serving a life sentence for two murders, has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

Okanagan jazz legends grace Vernon Jazz Club stage

The Vernon Jazz Society presents the Craig Thomson Quintet Jan. 27

Two men guilty in murders of Alberta family could face 75 years

The pair were found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Klaus’s parents and sister in a rural home near Castor, Alberta

With Senate talks falling short, U.S. shutdown enters workweek

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens

Most Read