(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Hammarskjold High School has sent out a notice that they are in a lockdown.
Thunder Bay Police Service are on location performing what appears to be a search.
A student inside the school has tipped TRCCTB.COM off that student are locked in their classrooms while police are searching for a possible gun.
A source deep inside the school tells us that a youth posted to social media in regards to being a “school shooter”.
As of 1:02 pm, our student contact inside the school tells us that the police presence is going to be there for a “long time” and that police will be offering escorted bathroom breaks and food will be supplied to the students as the sweeping search continues.
This is the second time in recent history that Hammerskjold High School has been the subject of a police presence.
Numerous police cruisers, roughly 8 are outside the high school, and officers are guarding every door, seemingly not allowing anyone in or out.
Police have confirmed that two “weapons calls” were made today regarding school.
Below is what we have been told is the concern for a gun at the school, a photo message sent over social media platform “SnapChat”. We are not certain if this was the initial threat or the second weapons call regarding the school.
Algonquin Avenue PS, CD Howe PS, St Pius, Bishop EQ Jennings and Gateway have been put in a “Hold and Secure” as a precaution. UPDATE: 2:30 pm All North side schools have been placed on a “hold and secure”, under the direction of the Thunder Bay Police Service. Dismissal times are expected to remain unchanged.
St Pats and Westgate are also in “hold and secure”.
Shortly before 2:00 pm, the Thunder Bay Police Services Emergency Task Unit arrived at Hammerskjold to assist in the lockdown.
As of 3:20 pm Hammerskjolds lockdown has been lifted.
A student in the school has leaked us a photo of the Emergency Task Unit entering their darkened classroom while wearing body armour. We have been told all classrooms are in the dark but pizza has been delivered for the students.
This is a developing story and we will keep you updated, just come back to this article for all the latest.
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