All schools of North Battleford’s Living Sky School Division went into a hold and secure Wednesday morning. Entrances to the schools were locked and children were not allowed to go outside.
The division says the hold and secure is pre-emptive while RCMP are investigating a threat made towards the division.
Kelsie Valliere, a communications specialist with the Living Sky School Division, says the hold and secure was enacted as part of standard procedure after RCMP notified the division of a threat. Valliere says no specific school was targeted.
“Hold and secure means the school day continues as normal, but the front doors will be locked. Parents can still come pick up their children. We just ask that they call ahead to make sure everything happens in a secure and organized fashion.”
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The school division is expecting an RCMP update on the situation by noon, which will determine if the hold and secure will be lifted or stay in place.
Global News reached out to the RCMP, but has not yet received any comment.
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