Elementary School closes doors in wake of Evacuation Order

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Buick Creek Elementary school has shut down classes while the school is under a evacuation order.

In an announcement on the school district’s website, the school says they will be closed tomorrow.

“Buick Creek Elementary School will be closed, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 due to a wildfire related Evacuation Order from the Peace River Regional District.”

Dave Sloan, A superintendent with School District 60,  says the school wants to ensure firefighters have complete access to their jobs.

“The decision to close Buick Elementary has been taken in response to the evacuation order as posted by the PRRD. The school will remain closed while the evacuation order is in place in order to facilitate staff and student safety and to ensure emergency responders and fire fighters have no one in their way”.

The school was closed Monday due to a Non-Instructional Day.

 

 

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