Hammarskjold High School Closed Again

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Hammarskjold High School
Hammarskjold High School - Facta Non Verba

THUNDER BAY – UPDATED – Due to an anonymous threat received by Thunder Bay Police, Hammarskjold High School will be closed for today, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

All efforts will be made to reopen on Wed Apr 3. Students on buses will be returned home. Students without keys will be dropped off at Superior CVI.

If you know something, say something. Call the Thunder Bay Police special tip line at 684-5001.

This is the third time in the past ten days that Hammarskjold High School has been closed due to an anonymous threat.

Thunder Bay Police continue to investigate threats to Hammarskjold High School. Police received anonymous information on 4 separate occasions this year specifically targeting the school. In each case, school administration and the public were notified of the threats.

The threats ranged from planned shootings to possible explosives.

The information provided required police to quickly respond to the school to ensure public safety. Each response included extensive searches of the building.

In each instance, no evidence was found in the building or grounds relative to the threats. The outcomes of these searches were shared with school officials who then took action regarding the status of the school as they deemed appropriate.

The investigation as to the source of these threats has been challenging given that they are anonymous. A tip line has been set up and the Thunder Bay Police encourage anyone with information on these incidents to come forward and assist investigators. The tip line number is 684-5001.

Threats to students and staff at our schools are taken very seriously and require a thorough response by police. These ongoing incidents require a large number of resources and cause a great deal of concern for students, teachers and parents. We are asking for the public assistance in furthering the investigation.

If you know something, say something. Call the Thunder Bay Police special tip line at 684-5001.

Four minutes after the decision was announced to close Hammarskjold, the Lakehead Public School Board announced on the advice of Thunder Bay Police Service that the precautionary hold and secures initiated at Algonquin Avenue Public School, CD Howe Public School and Gron Morgan Public School have been lifted.