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Daycare near Polaris school threatened

This afternoon the Prince George RCMP received an anonymous threat towards an independent child care centre near the intersection of Simon Fraser Avenue and Gladstone Drive in Prince George shortly before 1 p.m.

The child care centre is close to Polaris Montessori School, the target of a separate threat this past Friday, March 8.  This threat has been thoroughly investigated and investigators have not found any evidence to support that there was any credible threat to the school.

“Our officers take all threats seriously and will continue to investigate these Criminal offences with all the resources we have available,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP, in a news release.  “With an abundance of precaution, we have taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of these children and the children attending the neighbouring school.”

Police believe the same person or persons are responsible for these two threats and that someone has information that can identify those responsible.

Parents of students at Polaris Montessori School were contacted by school staff to limit entry in and out of the building. The all clear signal was given at 2:30 p.m. by RCMP. 

The RCMP has determined that students are safe to report to school as usual on Tuesday morning. 

The School District 57 critical incident response team will be available in the event that students are experiencing difficulties as a result of this incident. 

If you have any information about this these Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.