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Students held inside two Maple Ridge schools due to nearby police situation

Last Updated Sep 18, 2020 at 2:02 pm PDT

(Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

Students at Eric Langdon and St. Patrick's schools were kept in class because of a nearby police situation

The hold has since been lifted and parents are able to pick up their children

MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS 1130) — Students in two Maple Ridge elementary schools had been kept in class Thursday afternoon because of a police situation near them.

Eric Langdon and St. Patrick’s schools were impacted and parents weren’t able to pick up their kids for a short time. That hold has been lifted, but parents are asked to pick up their children then leave the area.

A police dog had been helping with a search of the area a few blocks away from Reg Franklin Park, near 121st Avenue and 227th Street, according to police.

Mounties had asked people to avoid the area during their investigation.