Police: ‘Everybody is safe’ following bomb threat at local school

Kingston Police on scene at St. Paul Catholic School after the school received a bomb threat on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Photo by Cris Vilela.

UPDATE (12:20 p.m.): The hold and secure at St. Paul Catholic School has also been lifted.


Two local schools were placed on hold and secure on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 after one of those schools received a bomb threat, Kingston Police said.

Police responded to a call from St. Paul Catholic School on McMahon Ave. just after 10:20 a.m., and the school was placed on a hold and secure. Neighbouring school Lord Strathcona Public School was also placed on a hold and secure as a precautionary measure.

“[St. Paul] was put on a hold and secure, and it was a bomb threat that was put in to the school, it looks like,” Gutheinz said at approximately 12 p.m., noting that police were still actively investigating.

“Everybody is safe, though. Nobody’s been harmed. So they’re just conducting the investigation now.”

Shortly before noon, the hold and secure at Lord Strathcona was lifted, according to the Limestone District School Board.

Kingstonist will continue to monitor the situation, and updates will be provided as information becomes available.


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