When there’s smoke, there’s usually fire…especially right now in the East Kootenay.
However, that wasn’t the case at Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Secondary School Tuesday morning when students were evacuated due to smoke filling up a hallway.
RCMP are investigating after they say a smoke bomb was set off on the first day of school.
Cst. Katie Forgeron says officers are looking into the matter after the Cranbrook Fire Department cleared the scene and made sure the building was safe.
Forgeron says they are turning to social media and students in hopes to speak with the suspect.
She admits the incident could lead to charges.
Forgeron explains students may think it is funny but it’s mischief and a waste of resources at a time when officials are focusing most of their efforts local wildfires.
Cranbrook RCMP are currently on patrol in Moyie which is under an Evacuation Order to make sure residents who are threatened by wildfires leave their property and no one loots residences.
Police believe the school will be back to business as normal Wednesday.
– Cranbrook RCMP Cst. Katie Forgeron