At round 9 a.m. Friday, an internet menace was recognized and a lockdown was issued for Balwin School at 70 Street and 132 Avenue.
Edmonton Public Schools stated an internet menace was made in opposition to the elementary and junior excessive school.
“A lockdown means the kids remain hidden from view in their classrooms with doors locked,” Edmonton Public Schools spokesperson Carrie Rosa defined. “No one comes into the school. No one comes out. Our school also contacted police who responded to this online threat.”
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About one hour later, the lockdown was lifted however the school remained “on alert,” which means lessons continued as regular however college students weren’t allowed out of the school.
By about 10:30 a.m., the alert was lifted and the school returned to regular.
“Kids did exactly what they are supposed to do and what they learn to do,” Rosa stated. “They do drills for this particular kind of incident and the kids remained quiet and hidden from view so we are really proud of what they did.”
A suspect was taken into custody and police proceed to research.
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