Updated: Hammarskjold High School Closed due to Threat

Photo by NNLNewshawk
Photo by NNLNewshawk

THUNDER BAY – UPDATED – Due to an anonymous threat received by Thunder Bay Police, Hammarskjold High School will be closed for today, Wednesday, March 27.

Update: On the advice of Thunder Bay Police, the precautionary hold and secures initiated at Algonquin Avenue Public School, CD Howe Public School and Gron Morgan Public School has been lifted.

Update: Hold and secure has been lifted for the following schools: St. Pius X School, Gateway, Bishop E.Q. Jennings Senior Elementary School and Corpus Christi Elementary School.

The Thunder Bay Police Service was made aware of a threat involving Hammarskjold High School shortly after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27.

Police are now at the scene and investigating. Anyone with knowledge about the specifics of the threat is urged to contact police directly at 684-1200.

The school has been closed for the day. For up-to-date information about the status of schools please visit the school boards’ social media accounts or websites:

Lakehead Public Schools https://twitter.com/LakeheadSchools
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board https://twitter.com/tbc_schools
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales https://www.facebook.com/csdcab

The threat is currently being investigated by Thunder Bay Police Services, and the regular dismissal is anticipated with the Hold and Secure precaution to be lifted by the end of the school day.

All efforts will be made to reopen on Thursday, March 28.

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test scheduled for today at Hammarskjold High School has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 28.

Students on buses will be returned home. Students without keys will be dropped off at Superior CVI.

Developing… more information will be posted as facts come in.