SNHS, SMPS placed in Hold and Secure state last Thursday
Tim Brody - Editor
Sioux North High School and Sioux Mountain Public School were both put in to a Hold and Secure state last Thursday morning.
Families of students at both schools were notified by the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, “Sioux North High School was put in to Hold and Secure this morning at the request of the Sioux Lookout OPP as they searched the property for an individual. The information originally received by the OPP that prompted the Hold and Secure was determined to be inaccurate following a search of the building and the Hold and Secure was lifted.
“Sioux Mountain Public School was also put into Hold and Secure as a precaution given the proximity to Sioux North. All students and staff are safe and the Hold and Secure at both schools was lifted before 10 a.m.”
The Bulletin was informed by Sioux Lookout OPP, “Police received information regarding a potentially dangerous situation at the Sioux North High School. As a result of further investigation, it was determined to be unfounded. There is no risk to public safety at this time.”
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board clarified, “Hold and Secure means the external doors are locked, and students and staff limit their movement inside the building, staying in their classrooms etc. but continuing with classroom activities for the most part.
“It's different from a Lockdown which involves all doors to be locked, internal and external, blinds are closed on windows, lights are off and classroom activities stop.”