June 19, 2014 2:56 pm

Northern Alberta school put on lockdown after shooting threat

Peace Regional RCMP have three in custody after threats were allegedly made of shooting at Little Buffalo School.

Global News

EDMONTON – Three men are in RCMP custody after a threat was allegedly made to bring a rifle to Little Buffalo School.

At about 9:20 Thursday morning, staff at the Little Buffalo School asked two Aboriginal men to leave the property.

One of the men allegedly told the staff members that he would be returning to the school with his rifle.

The men left, and the school was put on lockdown.

Several Peace Regional RCMP officers responded, and were able to find and arrest three men in connection to the threat.

The school was on lockdown for a little over two hours.

The investigation continues and charges are expected.

Little Buffalo School is a K-12 school with 163 students and 18 staff members.

Little Buffalo is about 90 kilometres northeast of Peace River.

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