Guns left in parked car at DW Poppy not a safety concern, say police

Principal of Poppy said rumours unfounded. RCMP say owner of car left the guns, which weren't loaded, there by accident.

The principal of DW Poppy Secondary made a statement addressing the rumours circulating after two long guns were found inside a vehicle on school property Friday night.

“At this time the RCMP is treating it as a ‘found property incident’ and they have absolutely no concerns about the safety and welfare for students and staff,” said principal Balan Moorthy on Monday morning.

There was no lockdown and no students were involved, said police.

Langley RCMP confirm that around 6 p.m., two firearms were recovered from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the automotive department of the school. The two long guns had trigger locks on them and there was no ammunition in the vehicle, said Cpl. Holly Largy.

It’s not quite clear why the older car was parked there but police have spoken with the owner and it appears the guns were accidentally left inside.

“The owner of the guns is not known to us and we are not recommending charges at this point,” said Largy.


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