UPDATE 7:11 a.m. – Algoma District School Board (ADSB) Confirm Elliot Lake Secondary School Closed due to Bomb Threat

Feb 28, 2017 @ 07:11

The Algoma District School Board advises that last evening (February 27, 2017), a second bomb threat was made to Elliot Lake Secondary School.  As a thorough search of the school was made late yesterday, the school is open today (Tuesday February 28) for classes.

 

The school will, however, be in a “hold and secure” state, meaning that all exterior doors will be locked and all traffic in and out of the school will be through the main entrance only.

 

Police officers will remain on site for monitoring and for the safety of students and staff.   Further information or updates will be provided as necessary, and the Board thanks all students, staff and parents for their ongoing patience and cooperation.

Feb 27, 2017 @ 22:04

At 8 p.m.  the Algoma District School Board issued the following update:

“The Algoma District School Board (ADSB) advises that Elliot Lake Secondary School will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28th, and that classes will resume as normally scheduled. 

 

A thorough search of the school, conducted by officers, school administration and a canine unit, did not result in any suspicious package or object being found.  The OPP will continue their investigation into the call and ADSB asks that anyone who may have relevant information about this incident to please call the OPP. 

 

The Algoma District School Board once again thanks students, staff and parents for their cooperation and understanding today.”

Feb 27, 2017 @ 4:04

The Algoma District School Board has advised parents of students at Elliot Lake Secondary School that there was a delay in the police investigation this afternoon due to resources having to travel from other locations. The investigation and search of the building is continuing; however, ADSB anticipates that they will be unable to confirm classes for tomorrow until tonight.

 

An update through the Board’s messaging system will be forthcoming sometime this evening. Again, we thank students, staff, parents and community members for their patience and understanding.

Feb 27, 2017 @ 11:35

The Algoma District School Board is providing an update on the bomb threat situation at Elliot Lake Secondary School. The OPP and representatives from the bomb squad are conducting a thorough search of the building which is expected to take most of the day.

 

The Board wishes to thank parents, students, staff and the community for their cooperation.  Further updates will be provided when available.

 

Feb 27, 2017 @ 09:21

Algoma District School Board (ADSB) has confirmed that Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) is closed due to a bomb threat to the school.  All students and staff have been evacuated.

 

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are on site at Elliot Lake Secondary School and have secured the building.

 

We will update as more information becomes available.

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