All three schools that were placed on lock down due to threats on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 have been deemed safe, according to Kingston Police.
It was a busy and highly stressful day for all of those in law enforcement and education in Kingston, but particularly for the students, not only at the three schools that were placed on lock down, but the many other area schools that were placed on hold and secure as a precautionary measure.
Kingston Police responded to three local schools after threats were made that a suspect was planning on entering the schools with weapons to do harm. The threats were received by phone and were made at approximately 9:30 a.m. to Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, 11:00 a.m. to Bayridge Secondary School, and 1:00 p.m. to Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, according to Kingston Police.
“The schools responded appropriately for the safety of students and staff, and were placed in lock down as police responded,” Kingston Police said.
“The schools were searched, deemed safe, and transitioned to hold and secure for the remainder of the day. Students were scheduled for standard dismissal times.”
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Limestone District School Board both cancelled all evening events and activities for the day.
Kingston Police said the investigation is on-going at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Jay Finn at 613-549-4660 ext. 6228, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 and asking to be anonymous, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).