Burns Lake School Evacuated Because of Explosive Device
Burns Lake, B.C.- William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake had to be evacuated this morning when the principal learned a suspected explosive device had been brought into the school.
The principal of the school called us right away when she learned of the device and immediately evacuated all the staff and students,” says Corporal Aaron Semmler, Acting Detachment Commander for Burns Lake RCMP.
“Their reaction time was excellent, and it was very reassuring she was able to quickly account for the safety of all staff and students.” There were no injuries to any staff or students.
The BC RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit has been dispatched to Burns Lake to deal with the device.
RCMP are not yet commenting on the nature of the device, or how it made its way into the school