Schools placed in hold and secure after a weapons related investigation

On Tuesday November 24, 2020 at approximately 12:30 pm, members from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the area of King Street East near Durham Street in the village of Colborne after receiving information of an individual standing near the street with what appeared to be long gun.  

The nearby school was quickly placed into a “hold and secure”. A hold and secure is called when there is an incident going on outside the school environment that warrants extra precautions to be taken by school administration to keep all students inside, and prohibit the entry of anyone that is not a part of the school community.

Just before 1:00 pm police located the individual and determined there was no threat to public safety. The school was quickly notified allowing students and staff to resume to their regular activities safely. 

No charges were laid as a result of this investigation.

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