UPDATE – VERBAL BOMB THREAT RECEIVED AT ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL IS NOW OVER

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division
News release

 

UPDATE

 

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to share that the RCMP has declared St. Andrew’s School safe and that the school will be open as usual tomorrow Tuesday February 13th, 2018.  St. Andrew’s School staff received the call at 4:00pm after all students had safely gone home.
“I commend all St. Andrew’s School staff for their quick reaction and professional management of this situation,” said Superintendent Betty Turpin.  “I am very pleased that a threat of this kind was handled with great care.”
The school was evacuated this afternoon after a verbal bomb threat was received.  School administration ordered the evacuation immediately and then promptly contacted the RCMP.  After ensuring all students and staff were safely evacuated, all parents and guardians were notified using the school’s notification system.

“On behalf of St. Andrew’s, I would like to thank all parents and guardians for their support today as we navigated through this difficult situation.  We understand their frustrations and we assure them that all decisions were made in the best interests of student and staff safety,” said St. Andrew’s School Principal Marc Lamoureux.  “Thank you to our local RCMP officers for their prompt response, and thorough investigation to ensure the building is safe to re-enter.”

 

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE

St. Andrew’s School was evacuated this afternoon after a verbal bomb threat was received.  School administration ordered the evacuation immediately and then promptly contacted the RCMP.  After ensuring all students and staff were safely evacuated, all parents and guardians were notified using the school’s notification system.  Local RCMP officers are currently conducting a thorough search of the building. Students and staff are not allowed to re-enter the school as the inspection is not yet complete.

“We are awaiting direction from the RCMP about when the school will be deemed safe to re-enter.  We are asking that all parents and guardians check the St. Andrew’s website this evening, as there is a slim chance that the RCMP will recommend that we keep the school closed tomorrow in the best interest of student and staff safety,” said Superintendent Betty Turpin.  “We are very grateful that all students and staff are safe.”

RCMP are continuing their investigation into the incident.  HFCRD will communicate new information to parents and guardians as it presents itself.

This information is posted on our website here: https://goo.gl/jhCY8y

 

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