‘External threat’ results in hold-and-secure at Hamilton school


Published December 4, 2023 at 9:39 am

An “external threat” has been issued to a Hamilton school, resulting in a hold-and-secure order.

Hamilton Police confirmed Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School at 100 Panabaker Dr. in Ancaster was on a hold-and-secure as of 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4. A hold-and-secure order differs from a lockdown as a response to a threat outside the school rather than inside. During the order, students shelter in place and regular classes continue.

Investigators did not specify the nature of the threat.

This isn’t the first time Bishop Tonnos made the news this year. Back in March, it was the scene of a major break-in that resulted in around $100,000 in damages.

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