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UPDATE: The school was advised to shelter in place due to an ammonia leak drill at the Pomeroy Centre.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Energetic Learning Campus (ELC) at the Pomeroy Centre was told to shelter in place during an ammonia leak drill on Wednesday morning.

School District 60 Superintendent Stephen Petrucci explained that the city advised the ELC campus to shelter in place due to an incident outside the school.

The entire shelter in place was only active for about fifteen minutes before being lifted.

Shortly after the event, Petrucci was able to confirm it had nothing to do with the school or a student. 

“It’s not uncommon to be cautious about things happening out of school,” Petrucci said. 

The City of Fort St. John confirmed later in the day that the shelter in place was called in due to an ammonia leak drill at the Pomeroy Centre.

The facility’s ice surface uses ammonia, and the ELC was put under a shelter in place to comply with the drill at the sports centre.

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Katherine Caddel is a recent graduate of Laurentian University's English Media and Rhetoric program. They grew up in Northern Ontario and recently decided to make the North Peace their new home. When not at work, Katherine enjoys horror movies, playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons.