Bullets found at Cowichan school deemed not a threat

Two 22-calibre rounds were discovered at the French immersion school. (Submitted)

A letter was sent home with parents of students from École Mount Prevost on Tuesday, Dec. 12 detailing an investigation into two .22 calibre rounds found inside the school.

“After a full review, it was deemed that there was no risk to the students or staff at the school,” wrote principal Ian Zibin in the letter.

He said once the bullets were discovered they “immediately implemented standard protocol involving our RCMP to support us in investigating the potential risk.”

They took the incident seriously, he noted, also writing that he understands that parents sometimes hear about potential threats through social media before they hear from the school and there’s not much that can be done about it as “we must do our due diligence in investigating and assessing the potential threat before we communicate our actions to parents.”

He said they do try to act as quickly as possible, however.

A phone call to Zibin was redirected to Cowichan Valley School District communications staffer Katie McLaughlin. It went to voicemail.

More to come as it becomes available.

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