The Cowichan Secondary School James Street campus was the target of an online threat this morning (Fri).
Students at the Quamichan campus were also told to remain inside while police investigated.
Katie McLaughlin is a Communications Specialist for the School District….
Students were told to stay away from the doors and windows and be quiet.
RCMP Corporal Tammy Douglas says a teen was arrested while the mounties swept the property…..
The boy could be facing charges of uttering threats.
The School District says the incident reinforces the importance of students coming forward with any concerning behaviour or messages they see online or hear from others.
In a statement, the District says the experience can be unsettling and counseling supports will be available as needed.
Parents are encouraged to talk to their children as well.
There was a lockdown at Bayside Middle School in Brentwood Bay yesterday (Thurs) following a report of a possibly armed man.
No suspect was found.