NWCC Bomb Threat 'Cost Taxpayers.. and the City.'
Terrace RCMP Inspector Releases More Information on Bomb Threat
More information is trickling in about the bomb threat at the Northwest Community College campus in Terrace that shut down the entire school on Monday.
Terrace RCMP Inspector Dana Hart confirms that the threat came in the form of an email and calls it 'very general' and a 'threat against the college.'
Hart adds that the evacuation and investigation went very smoothly, saying the police arrived within five minutes of the threat being reported at 9:30 that morning.
But notes that the majority of the investigation didn't get underway until three that afternoon because local police were waiting for a trained explosives detection dog to be brought in from Prince George.
According to Hart, even then.. lots of local force had to be brought in.
"In total, there were about 20 members from the Terrace detachment were deployed. Many members were on their day off. This was quite a costly hoax at the end of the day, that ultimately the taxpayers are on the hook for. And it impacts them, resources from now just police, but fire and ambulance were held up where they could have been and were necessary to respond to other things"
Investigation of the dorms wrapped up at 6 that night, while the rest of the campus was open again to all students and staff by 8:30.