Prop prompts Salmon Arm school lockdown

By James Peters
February 17, 2016 - 2:20pm

SALMON ARM, B.C. — Now here's a prop designer who should get props for making a realistic-looking prop.

RCMP in Salmon Arm rushed to Okanagan Avenue yesterday (February 16) after two people reported a male walking with a suspicious object.

The witnesses described the object as "long and out of the ordinary," and shrouded by a camouflage cover.

Schools in the area were told to lock down and all available police resources stormed the scene.

The object turned out to be a replica sword meant for a school play, and it was being carried by a student.

The lockdown and perimeter were quickly called off.

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