Hold-and-secure lifted at Hamilton high school


Published December 4, 2023 at 12:13 pm

The hold-and-secure order placed on a Hamilton high school has been lifted.

Hamilton police announced the order for Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School at 100 Panabaker Dr. in Ancaster around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 4. The said the order was put in place amid an “external threat” near the school but did not discuss the threat’s nature.

Police followed up shortly before noon saying the order had been lifted. They said officers are continuing to investigate the information they gathered. Investigators have still not disclosed the nature of their investigation or what prompted the order.

“We ask that anyone, students, parents or any other member of the public with information to contact police at 905-546-4925,” investigators said.

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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