ADVISORY: NWSS - All Evening Classes Cancelled on October 18th

Please be advised that a substance described as pepper spray was discharged in the overpass at New Westminster Secondary School this afternoon near the conclusion of the lunch hour that required an evacuation of the school be undertaken.  The New Westminster Fire Department was dispatched and ambulance services were on hand.  Students were dismissed at approximately 1:30 p.m. today with the exception of students with special needs and students waiting for parental pickup.  Students with special needs were organized in the Massey Cafeteria to await their daily transportation assistance.  As a precautionary measure all academic and general interest courses at the secondary school are cancelled for Monday, October 18th.  Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday, October 19th, unless otherwise notified.  Please contact the School Board Office if you have any questions, and please note that this advisory will also be provided to all local media outlets (e.g., CKNW) and will advise if further closure is required.