Students walk into Hunting Hills High School, which is one of the Red Deer Public Schools with solar panels on its roof. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Red Deer high school was placed in lockdown following potential threat

Hunting Hills High School was placed in a lockdown Friday after Red Deer RCMP received information of a potential threat.

“Out of an abundance of caution, they asked that we be placed in lockdown for a brief time,” principal Darwin Roscoe said in a letter to parents.

RCMP attended the school, investigated and quickly determined the threat was not real, Roscoe said.

“Staff and the RCMP acted quickly and at no time were students or staff in danger. After the lockdown ended, teaching and learning continued as normal,” said Roscoe.

Staff and students followed our emergency protocols during the lockdown, he added.

“We recognize these situations may cause some trauma and some may have questions or concerns,” he said.

“Please be assured that these protocols are in place to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. Furthermore, we review and practice these with students to ensure they understand and respond as needed.”

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