Hold and Secure Protocol at Penticton Secondary, KVR Middle and ConnectEd - October 15, 2020
This afternoon, students at Pen High came to school administration to report seeing a suspicious looking individual who approached them on the track. The man approached the students stating that he was looking for another individual not connected to our schools. The individual did not make any threats towards the students or the school; however, our students were obviously concerned about the interaction and informed school administration. He allegedly had a hatchet in his backpack.
School administration immediately contacted the RCMP who attended PSS and began conducting a search for the individual. Out of an abundance of caution, PSS/KVR/ConnectEd schools were placed in a hold and secure protocol.
The RCMP have not been able to locate the individual; however, they have given the school district direction that we can release PSS/KVR/ConnectEd from the hold and secure protocol. The RCMP will continue to have a presence at our schools as school ends today. We are asking students to walk home in pairs and stay on main roadways if they are walking home today.