An incident took place on the morning of Friday, March 13 that left a Surrey school on lockdown. According to a press release sent to Narcity by RCMP officials, a teacher at the Surrey school was seriously injured during the attack. While police have not confirmed details, witnesses told CBC News that the teacher was stabbed. The public is now being asked to avoid the area as police investigate the situation.

At around 8:25 a.m. on the morning of March 13, Surrey RCMP responded to an early morning call. 

According to an email sent to Narcity by Surrey RMCP officers, the LA Matheson Secondary School teacher was the victim of what police are calling “a serious assault.”

During the attack, one teacher was left with serious injuries – although police have not specified what those injuries are. 

CBC News was told by fellow teachers that the victim was stabbed just outside the school cafeteria. Police have not confirmed this statement at this time.

The victim has since been taken to the hospital where they are receiving care. 

As a result of the morning attack, the school has been placed on lockdown. At this time, police are searching for the suspect who remains at large. 

According to the RCMP press release, the lone suspect was seen leaving the school grounds in a grey Kia vehicle. Officials are now looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the vehicle leaving. 

They are also looking for anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident and vehicle. 

Since the school is on lockdown, police are asking the public to stay away from the grounds at this time. 

A Surrey RCMP officer confirmed with CBC News that classes were not scheduled to start at the school until 9:20 a.m. 

Police have stated that "a few people" were at the school when the incident took place. Those who are at the school are talking to investigators now and will be allowed to leave once they have been spoken with. 

RCMP have told Narcity that they will continue to update the public on the status of the school and the investigation as the day goes on and more information becomes available. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Surrey RMCP at (604)599-0502.

Surrey is not the only B.C. school that has been the setting of a potentially life-threatening situation. 

In September 2019, a Kamloops school was the face of a potentially dangerous incident after a teen posted photos of two guns on Snapchat, threatening the school. 

While some schools are being locked down due to threatening attacks, others around the nation are closing due to COVID-19

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