Central Kings Rural High School

Central Kings Rural High School in the Annapolis Valley. (Google)

Police arrested two young people after searching two Annapolis Valley schools when Central Kings Rural High School received a threat Tuesday morning.

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board said a student at Central Kings Rural High School received a text threat Tuesday morning. That school and the nearby Cambridge District Elementary School were put in "hold and secure" mode, the board said. 

Police said the suspect or suspects who sent the message are not at the schools. 

Police later arrested two youths away from the schools. The board said the hold and secure was ended at about 2:30 p.m.

Dismissals at usual times

Sgt. Alain LeBlanc of the RCMP said officers are at the schools. He said they were called at 11:55 a.m.

"As a precaution, the CKRHS and the adjacent Cambridge Elementary school were immediately locked down by school officials. RCMP have several resources at the schools and a police service dog is assisting with the investigation. Police do not believe the suspect[s] ever entered the school property," he said.
 
LeBlanc said the "hold and secure" mode is initiated when a threat is not inside the building. Regular classroom routines have resumed, he said. 

The investigation is continuing. 

The Cambridge school will be dismissed at the normal time, the school board tweeted. Students who usually walk home will be bused home as a precaution. 

The high school will be dismissed as usual.