ON Thursday, Surrey RCMP responded to a report from Bothwell Elementary in Fraser Heights that a firearm had been located by a student on the grounds of the school. The students were immediately brought inside by school staff and police were called.
Police said the firearm has been seized and further work and analysis will be done to determine if there are any connections to any ongoing investigations. Surrey RCMP are working closely with partners at the Surrey School District and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
“Anytime a firearm is located by a member of the public it’s concerning, and in this case it was an elementary school student,” said Constable Sarbjit Sangha, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. “It shows the blatant disregard for the safety of others, from whoever disposed of this firearm.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.