Update: The Drumheller RCMP have finished their investigation. St. Anthony's School had caught word that a youth threatened to bring a firearm into the building. The investigation revealed that the youth posted a photo on social media the previous night to show off the new decals that were placed on the firearm. Another youth commented inappropriately online about bringing the weapon to school. The Drumheller RCMP cleared the first youth of any wrongdoing and spoke with the other youth about the inappropriate online comments. Drumheller RCMP were pleased to see the quick, safe and extremely effective lockdown as completed by St. Anthony's School, and that no one was injured.
A shocking day for students, staff and parents of St. Anthony's school today, June 8.
A lockdown was initiated at 8:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's School, but the school is now back to regular operations.
"The local RCMP have resolved the local issue. Early indications are that there was no substance to the threat," stated Cindy Ballance, Coordinator of Communications for Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools.
"The students are safe and calm and the school has resumed normal operations. There is no further cause for concern, these are always troubling situations and we thank the parents and the community for their patients and support, as well as the RCMP," outlined Balance.
CTR Catholic cannot provide any further information and will be deferring to the local RCMP for final comments on the issue once they have fully investigated the situation.