REPORTING · 17th December 2012
Kitimat Daily News
Update Nancy Wells from Coast Mountain School District #82 confirmed they closed the schools after they were already in session at the request of the Hazelton RCMP and they will remain closed until they are advised differently. Although Cst Smith stated she would return our call, this has not yet happened and the RCMP have not released any information through their regular channels as of 12:30pm Monday.
There has been death threats issued against the students of Hazelton Secondary School as well as threats directed to a Church.
The students have been evacuated from all three schools in the region this morning; New Hazelton Elementary, Hazelton Secondary and John Field Elementary.
This morning facebook posts indicate a local resident going by the pen name of Jesus issued these threats and the RCMP detachment has already taken him into custody.
Calls to the School Board and the RCMP have not been returned. Hazelton RCMP referred all comments to the Prince George Media relations spokesperson, Cst Leslie Smith. The Local Hazelton RCMP would not confirm they had 'Jesus' in custody or not.