THUNDER BAY, ON – Following the threat earlier today to St. Patrick High School, Thunder Bay Police, in collaboration with the school’s administration, have completed a thorough investigation and walk-through of the premises.
The results are reassuring: no threats have been identified, and the school has been deemed safe for reopening.
The concerning incident, which led to the temporary closure of the school, prompted an immediate and comprehensive response from the Thunder Bay Police. The safety of students and staff remained the top priority throughout the investigation. The collaborative efforts between the law enforcement and the school board were pivotal in swiftly addressing the situation.
Parents and guardians can rest assured as the school is set to resume its normal operations. All classes and school activities are scheduled to restart on Friday, December 8th, marking a return to routine for the students and faculty.
In a gesture to ease the transition back to school, students are invited to collect their belongings from the school today, December 7th, between 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This provision is made to ensure that students have everything they need to continue their educational journey without further interruptions.
However, it’s important to note that community use of the school facilities and any permits issued for events or activities remain canceled for this evening. This step is taken as a precautionary measure to ensure the complete safety and readiness of the school for reopening.
The Thunder Bay Police and the school administration extend their gratitude to the community for their patience and cooperation during this challenging time. The swift and effective handling of the situation stands as a testament to the commitment of the Thunder Bay community towards maintaining a safe and secure educational environment.