UPDATE: Elementary school on hold and secure amid police investigation in Hamilton


Published May 27, 2024 at 2:21 pm

Central Elementary School Hamilton

Update: The Hold-and-Secure order was the result of a nearby search warrant. This raid has concluded and the order has been lifted.

An elementary school is under a hold-and-secure order amid a Hamilton Police investigation.

Police report Central Elementary School on Bay Street and Hunter Street is under the hold and secure order as a precaution due to an investigation nearby.

A hold and secure order allows school business to continue. However, no one can leave or enter the school building until it is lifted. This differs from a lockdown which is a response to a threat inside the school itself.

“The staff and students remain safe as officers continue to work through the investigation,” police said.

However, police have not publically shared the nature of their investigation.


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