(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another school threat has been made this week. Schools have been placed on a “Hold and Secure”.
If consistent with previous threats, it was likely made anonymously and directed towards Hammarskjold High School. (Update: This has been confirmed.) Hammarskjold has been closed for the day.
Students and staff are sick of this and want it to stop. A reward for $5000 was made by the Public School Board alongside a $1000 reward from Crime Stoppers.
Below is a message from the Catholic School Board.
‼️ – HOLD & SECURE – ‼️
As a precaution from a threat at a neighbouring school, the following school has been placed in Hold and Secure: St. Pius X School.
The threat is currently being investigated by Thunder Bay Police Services, and the regular dismissal is anticipated with the Hold and Secure precaution to be lifted by the end of the school day.
We appreciate your understanding during these circumstances, as our students and staff are always our priority.
Below is the Public School Board statement.
Hammarskjold High School Closed
Due to an anonymous threat received by Thunder Bay Police, Hammarskjold High School will be closed for the entire day today, Friday, April 5.
Students who walk to school will be walking home. Buses will be returning to the school to take students home as per afternoon routes. All efforts will be made to reopen on Monday, April 8.