Message to Parents of Merritt Secondary School:
Over the weekend police have informed the School District of a possible threat related to Merritt Secondary school. While we have been assured there is no immediate threat we do want to share information with you out of an abundance of caution.
We have been working very closely over the last 24 hours with police who have provided valuable guidance as we ensure the safety of all students and staff in our district. RCMP will be providing support on site at the school tomorrow.
The School District does have safety protocols in place and the Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) team which includes police, School District staff, with assistance from the Ministry of Education has been activated.
We ask each of you as part of our school community that if you see or hear anything that doesn’t look or feel right that you report it immediately.
As this is a police investigation, that is all I can share at this time. I do want to assure you we are taking every precaution from the district to ensure the safety of your child.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to myself, Stephen McNiven, Superintendent of Schools, at 250 378 5161.
Superintendent of Schools
School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen)