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UPDATE: Threatening text caused LFAS lockdown

It was a threatening text message sent to a Langley Fine Arts school student which prompted a lockdown on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17.

Langley RCMP said that a female student received the text from a 32-year-old Langley man who is believed to be known to the student.

The lockdown was lifted at 11:45 a.m. with several police attending the school.

After receiving the text, the student reported it to the school principal who felt there was enough of a concern for student safety for police to be alerted, said Const. Craig van Herk, media relations officer for Langley RCMP.

“It was out of an abundance of caution” that the principal decided to lock down the school while police began their investigation, van Herk said.

Officers located the person they believe sent the text, and now have a 32-year-old Langley man in custody.

The man has been charged with uttering threats. Police continue to investigate the connection between the youth and the accused.

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