A youth has been arrested in response to yesterday’s threat directed at Lake Trail Middle School. File photo

A youth has been arrested in response to yesterday’s threat directed at Lake Trail Middle School. File photo

Youth arrested in connection with threat directed at Courtenay school

A youth has been arrested after the Comox Valley RCMP and School District 71 decided to close Lake Trail Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 26 in response to a threat directed at the Courtenay school.

The school re-opened today.

“Reports of this nature are always treated as serious and authentic until we conduct a thorough investigation to confirm the credibility of the report,” said Const. Monika Terragni, media relations officer, Comox Valley RCMP. “We are still investigating and continue to work with the school district; however, there is no longer any evidence to suggest an ongoing threat to the school.”

Charges for uttering threats are being considered against the youth.

Anyone with additional information can call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2020-19222.

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.