North Island College security increased after bomb threat

A note about a bomb threat prompted North Island College to close the doors to its Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses Friday.

A note about a bomb threat prompted North Island College to close the doors to its Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses Friday.

“The RCMP notified us this morning of a potential bomb threat that could potentially affect both the campuses and we’ve been working with the RCMP since to ensure everyone’s safety,” college public relations officer Beth Turner said Friday, adding the RCMP advised the college a note was found in Campbell River outlining the bomb threat to the Campbell River and Comox Valley campuses.

“We opted to take the absolute, most extreme, precautionary measures that we could take, which has involved closing down both the Comox Valley and the Campbell River campuses for the remainder of the day.”

Exams that were scheduled for Friday were rescheduled. The college opened Monday morning, added NIC’s director of college and community relations Susan Auchterlonie.

“But, in light of Friday’s incident, we will be increasing security at both campuses through the remainder of the week,” she said Monday morning.

For more information, visit NIC’s website at www.nic.bc.ca.

writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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