Updated: Brief lockdown at Northeast Kings

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There were no threats to Northeast Kings Education Centre Friday morning, contrary to rumours on Twitter and Facebook.

A member of NKEC office staff said a reported lockdown at the Canning middle and high school was an exterior matter.  

“There were no threats against the school,” RCMP spokesman Const. Blair MacMurtery confirmed. He said a short lockdown was used while trying to confirm the location of a student.

Shortly after noon, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board superintendent Margo Tait’s office confirmed RCMP contacted the school and “alerted the principal to a possible risk and advised the school institute their lockdown procedures.

“All students and staff were safe throughout the operation,” Tait said, “and we are grateful to the RCMP.”



Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Northeast Kings Education Centre, Kings

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  • colton
    November 09, 2012 - 18:51

    If it was an external problem, why were Glooscap and Apple Tree Landing not locked down as well? Something sounds more than a bit off with the story. Another NKE cover up I guess.