Bullets found at French immersion school deemed not a threat

Two 22-calibre rounds were discovered at the French immersion school. (Submitted)

Two 22-calibre rounds were discovered at the French immersion school. (Submitted)

A letter was sent home with parents of students from École Mount Prevost on Tuesday, Dec. 12 detailing an investigation into two .22 calibre rounds found inside the school.

“After a full review, it was deemed that there was no risk to the students or staff at the school,” wrote principal Ian Zibin in the letter.

Two students found the ammunition before lunch in an upstairs hallway. They gave the bullets to their teacher, who then informed the principal.

Zibin said once the bullets were discovered they “immediately implemented standard protocol involving our RCMP to support us in investigating the potential risk.”

Students were kept in their classrooms for a short period of time in what is known as a “hold and secure”, out of an abundance of caution.

Once school officials and police determined there was no safety concern students resumed their normal school day.

They took the incident seriously, Zibin noted, also writing that he understands that parents sometimes hear about potential threats through social media before they hear from the school and there’s not much that can be done about it as “we must do our due diligence in investigating and assessing the potential threat before we communicate our actions to parents.”

He said they do try to act as quickly as possible, however.