Teslin daycare receives bomb threat

Police closed a daycare in Teslin last week after staff found a note threatening to bomb the facility. Staff arriving at the Dluwkat Hit Daycare between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.

Police closed a daycare in Teslin last week after staff found a note threatening to bomb the facility.

Staff arriving at the Dluwkat Hit Daycare between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. on Thursday found the note.

When police arrived, the workers were evacuated. No children had arrived yet.

Two neighbouring residences were also evacuated and students in the school nearby were all moved to the end furthest from the daycare, according to a RCMP news release.

“The bomb squad went and they cleared the building and determined that there were no explosive devices or anything else that would be of any kind of danger,” said Sgt. Don Rogers. “One would presume it wouldn’t be a high-risk target, but as for leads, the detachment continues to follow up on it and are working with chief and council and community members to ensure that the community is safe and to try to identify who was the perpetrator.”

The incident is being taken as a serious threat and the investigation is continuing, said Cpl. Karen Olito at the Teslin detachment.

The daycare, which is run and operated by the Teslin Tlingit Council, was reopened this week, she added.

It is licensed to care for 33 children.

Police are asking anyone who has any information about the threat to contact them at 1-800-222-8477, and can do so anonymously.