A hold and secure has been lifted at a Simcoe high school Tuesday after an 11-year-old made a threat toward the school.
Ontario Provincial Police responded to Holy Trinity Catholic High School shortly before 11 a.m. to investigate reports of a threat complaint.
Const. Ed Sanchuk reassured parents in a video posted on Twitter that students at the school were not in any danger.
“I just want to reiterate to everyone that there is no threat to public safety and there is absolutely no threat to students or staff located in the high school,” Sanchuk said.
UPDATE – School officials @trinitytitan have lifted the hold and secure. The #OPP identified an 11 year old individual responsible for the threats. A BIG #thankyou to everyone for their patience while police investigated this incident. @NorfolkCountyCA #NorfolkOPP ^es pic.twitter.com/vsfFLYwqYW
— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) March 21, 2023
Police lifted the hold and secure at the high school around 11:30 a.m., saying an 11-year-old was identified as being responsible for making the threats.
The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board says parents will receive a follow-up email containing details about the event.
UPDATE: The Hold and Secure at Holy Trinity has been lifted as the investigation is complete. Thank you @OPP_WR for your prompt response and assistance. @trinitytitan Parents will receive an email containing details shortly.
— BHNCDSB (@bhncdsb) March 21, 2023