Glenrosa Middle School in Kelowna is reportedly in lockdown (Twila Amato- Kelowna Capital News) Glenrosa Middle School in Kelowna is reportedly in lockdown (Twila Amato- Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at West Kelowna school

The lockdown lasted between 11:25 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday.

A police incident in West Kelowna forced Glenrosa Middle School into lockdown for an hour on Tuesday afternoon.

The RCMP said the incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. when officers tried to stop a vehicle along Glenrosa Road during a police investigation.

According to police, the suspect did not stop and took off at high speed in the vehicle.

Shortly after, officers located the vehicle unoccupied and sent out police dogs and a helicopter to locate the suspect.

RCMP said they decided to shut down the school and other local businesses for security reasons.

School principal Scott Parker said the lockdown lasted from 11:25 a.m. and 12:25 p.m.

“We thank the RCMP for their care, and for their on-site presence during the entire situation,” said Parker in a statement.

“All staff and students at Glenrosa Middle School are safe, and we have adjusted our schedule to make sure that students have their lunch before afternoon classes resume.”

While the Glenrosa area has since been opened to the public, RCMP said an investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

RCMP said there is no threat to the public from the incident at this time.

“The West Kelowna RCMP wish to extend their thanks to all those who were impacted, for their patience, understanding and full cooperation during the temporary road and business closures,” said RCMP Cst. Lesley Smith.

Read More: Glenrosa Middle School students build for the food bank


@connortrembley
connor.trembley@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COLUMN: Pre-clearance changes at Canadian airports

Some believe these expanded powers may be contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Okanagan among Canada’s most at-risk habitats: WWF report

Report found the Okanagan is inadequately protected despite being a hotspot for at-risk species

Four things ‘not’ to do if you run into Prince Harry and Meghan in B.C.

Like many in British Columbia, you may be worried about running into… Continue reading

Almost 20,000 parking tickets issued by Interior Health at hospitals in 2019

In 2018, pay parking in Interior Health hospitals totalled $5.3 million of their $2.2-billion budget

Chilliwack on the map for Salmon Arm Roots and Blues

Canadian music legends confirmed for 28th annual music festival

WHO says China virus not global health emergency

The decision came after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities on Thursday

VIDEO: ‘Porn’ answer was a wrong one for Surrey family on ‘Feud’ game show

Surrey’s Rams competed on the TV show Wednesday night

Abandoned boats left to freeze on Okanagan Lake cause chaos

Over the last week weather conditions have caused three separate incidents

Jack-knifed semi closes Coquihalla northbound

A red liquid is reportedly spilled down the side of Highway 5

B.C. teacher witnesses coronavirus terror in Shanghai: ‘Everyone is on edge’

Face masks and hand sanitizer ‘sell out’ as 9 SARS-like illness cases confirmed in the city

B.C.-based firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing three

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

North Okanagan kicks off Family Literacy Week with free books

Province proclaimed Family Literacy Week in B.C. from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2

Highway 1 to close west of Revelstoke for avalanche control

DriveBC says the road will be closed between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Living near major roads linked to higher risk of dementia, Parkinson’s: UBC study

Green space could mitigate some of the risks, researchers found

Most Read