OPP – No Explosive Device Located in the Elliot Lake Secondary School

Feb 28, 2017 @ 18:37

On February 27, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threatening phone call complaint at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school.

The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Forensic Identification Services (FIS), the OPP Canine Unit – Explosive Detecting Dog and East Algoma Crime Unit were called in to assist with the investigation and search of the school.  Officers did not locate any explosive device at ELSS.

Shortly after 8:00 p.m., the members of the Elliot Lake OPP received another threat of an explosive device at ELSS. The East Algoma Crime Unit is continuing their investigation into both of these threats.

Elliot Lake Secondary School resumed its regular classes this morning.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for these threats should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

About the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 6,200 uniformed officers, 3,100 civilian employees and 800 Auxiliary officers. They provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.