For the second year, 100 Mile RCMP and Central Cariboo traffic services conducted a lockdown drill at the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary school on Thursday.
Staff Sgt Svend Nielsen said the drills went very well, and they had a number of members involved in practicing the drills and performing safety checks while in the school.
Nielsen added that the scenarios were made more realistic by the presence of school board personnel in the school. He said they will continue to engage with Principal Geoff Butcher regarding plans for future practices, which may include adding an element of noise (an air horn, for example) in order to improve the training aspect for the RCMP during the drill.
“Parents will receive notification from the school when these events are planned,” Nielsen said.
The drills allow police to practice Immediate action Rapid Deployment techniques. RCMP did not use or display any weapons during the drill, which lasted about 25 minutes.
If you have any questions regarding the drill, please contact the 100 Mile Detachment for more information.