Support Fort St John News

UPDATE #2: The Fort St. John RCMP has released more information on the incident. Read more here

UPDATE: Robert Ogilvie Elementary and North Peace Senior Secondary are now fully open. SD60 says ALL CLEAR from RCMP has been given.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Robert Ogilvie Elementry School and North Peace Senior Secondary have been put on hold and secure orders Friday morning as RCMP work on an incident in the area unrelated to the schools.

School District 60 Superintendant Stephen Petrucci says this is a normal procedure when RCMP are working near schools.

“What we do is we go into what’s called a hold and secure, which means they continue to operate as normal on the inside of the school and monitor the doors. Lock the doors, control who comes in and out while the RCMP are dealing with this situation,” Petrucci said.

RCMP were unavailable for initial comment.

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading! is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it – but we need your support. Give $10 a month to today and be the reason we can cover the next story. 

More stories you might like