Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Vancouver Island High Schools Closed as RCMP Find Unspecified Safety Issue

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Vancouver Island High Schools Closed as RCMP Find Unspecified Safety Issue

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Unspecified safety issue closes 3 B.C. schools

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COMOX, B.C. - Half of the high schools in a Vancouver Island school district have been closed as an RCMP investigation is underway and police say there is no word when the probe might conclude.

A news release posted by the Comox Valley School District said Mark R. Isfeld, G.P. Vanier and Highland secondaries did not open Thursday, following notification from police that one of the three schools is not safe.

School was open as usual at the school district's three other high schools.

The district said it is working with police, but added that its own findings prompted it to close the high schools to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The release said it cannot provide information about the "danger or hazard. …

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