Today our school was placed in a Hold and Secure at 9:46 a.m. under advisement from the Ontario Provincial Police.
A Hold and Secure is used in response to a threat of danger outside of the school. During a Hold and Secure, staff ensure that all students remain calm inside of the building. Students were able to continue writing their scheduled exam during the Hold and Secure. There is not movement within the school during a Hold and Secure unless approved by the school administrator or until the Hold and Secure is lifted.
Police investigated the external threat and found no credible evidence and so the Hold and Secure was lifted a few minutes later at 10:20 a.m.
The safety of our students and staff is always our first priority. I am proud of our students and their response to the Hold and Secure. This was an unfortunate distraction for students writing exams or who had already finished their exams, but it was necessary to ensure everyone was safe. If you have any questions please contact the school office.