News

Graffiti incites EMS investigation

Graffiti incites EMS investigation

An apparent gun scare at Earl Marriott Secondary drew RCMP to the South Surrey high school this week.

The school district’s Doug Strachan said it was a “pencil-scrawled” reference to a shooting that sparked the investigation.

“It didn’t say anything about a school,” Strachan said of the barely visible writing noticed on the wall of a stall in the boys’ washroom. “‘A shooting in three days’ is what it said.”

Strachan said a student reported the writing to a school official earlier this week. Police were at the school a number of times to investigate. Students were pulled from class and questioned. Lockers were searched as part of efforts to determine if a weapon was at the school.

Strachan said the discovery did not necessitate a lockdown situation, however, officials are doing due diligence.

“Everyone is satisfied this was nothing more than graffiti,” he said. “Something like this, you don’t just say, ‘OK, we’re finished.’ We’re satisfied the threat is not a credible threat.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sleepy Surrey intruder arrested in North Vancouver
 
Psych assessment ordered for South Surrey mother charged with murder
 
Tour de White Rock changes gears, drops hill climb
White Rock tradition continues with a new face at the table
 
Langley Secondary School closure considered
 
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
Randeep Match appeals drug conviction
 
Fire destroys house in rural Maple Ridge
 
B.C. chamber wants Maple Ridge support for TransLink tax hike

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.