Precautionary lockdown at Burnaby Mountain Secondary following online threat

BURNABY RCMP are investigating an online threat that resulted in a precautionary lockdown at a secondary school.

Police were made aware of an online threat regarding Burnaby Mountain Secondary on Thursday, February 2. Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed into a lockdown.

While the investigation is still in its early stages, a youth, identified as a person of interest was taken into custody by police.

The lockdown was lifted before 12 p.m., with classes resuming in the afternoon.

“The Burnaby RCMP would like to thank the Burnaby School District for its assistance in this matter. Our investigation remains active and ongoing,” said Cpl. Mike Kalanj.