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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Lock down at school lifted

Some 18 year old caused a lock down of a school in Hamilton this morning when he was reported as having a gun by other passengers on a bus and he got off at the stop by the school.

 

So after the police apprehended him, it was only an imitation gun, they told the parents who had dropped kids off at the school that they could pick them up at...................you will not believe this but read it here.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/bishop-tonnos-school-lock-down-1.4326436

 

Just before 9:20 a.m., police tweeted that they had completed a search of the inside of the school and everyone inside was safe.

Parents who have a child who was dropped off after the lockdown can pick them up at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery at 252 Gardner Rd. W. in Ancaster, police say.

 Now that must have made them all feel better.

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Why won`t we "believe it"?

 

http://globegazette.com/news/local/threats-prompt-lock-down-canceled-classes-at-four-north-iowa/arti...

 

 

Threats have prompted three North Iowa school districts to go into lock-down Wednesday afternoon, while another canceled classes for the day.

Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Schools reported receiving a text message threat against their school, Belmond-Klemme school officials reported via a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon. 

As a result, both CGD and Eagle Grove Schools went into lock-down around 1 p.m., according to the post.   

 

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our students, Belmond-Klemme CSD is going immediately into Level 1 lock-down until dismissal today," the post said.

The district considers a level-one lock-down "business as usual," with the main entrance and exterior doors locked, classroom doors open and no outside recess. 

An unspecified "threat against the Algona school system" forced officials to cancel classes on Wednesday, according to district officials.

Administrators were notified of the threat by local law enforcement late Tuesday evening. Notifications about the cancellation were sent to families and posted on social media shortly after midnight.

Officials said the time frame of the threat impacted their decision, "since the credibility of the threat could not be determined prior to school starting Wednesday," said Superintendent Marty Fonley in a district post to Facebook.

Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals said a community member reported an inappropriate social media post late Tuesday. 

"Basically, being general here, it was a threat of violence at the school," he said Wednesday. Pals would not elaborate on what the threat involved, but said it didn't target a specific building. 

It is not known who made the threat, Pals said. 

"Right now, it is still being treated as credible," he said. "With the seriousness of these (threats), they are treated as credible until circumstances say otherwise."

Pals said it was too early to say if school would be delayed or cancelled again Thursday. 

 

Other schools throughout the state have also reported receiving threats this week. 

On Wednesday, officials in eastern Iowa said they were investigating and monitoring threats posted on social media about a possible shooting at Davenport North High School. 

Davenport Schools said in a statement classes would continue as usual, as law enforcement had determined the threats were not credible. 

Storm Lake High School in northwestern Iowa was evacuated Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was discovered written on the wall of a men's restroom. The building was later determined to be safe. 

On Monday evening, officials of a suburban Des Moines school district decided to cancel classes Tuesday because of anonymous, threatening text messages parents and others had received. 

Johnston Schools started late Wednesday so buildings could be checked, but police said investigators couldn't substantiate "any credible or imminent threat" against the district.

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Reports from the Associated Press, Quad City Times and Sioux City Journal contributed to this article. 

jennys_mn
Veteran Advisor

Re: Why won`t we "believe it"?

You need to go down there and distribute some guns, BA.  get those classes back to normal.  More is good  🙂

 

Tick  Tock.....BONGx9!!!!!!!!!

 

Jen

jennys_mn
Veteran Advisor

Re: Why won`t we "believe it"?

And this is really interesting.....  BA supposedly put the above message on, just minutes ago, yet his bio shows this as of just now:

 

Online Status
Offline
Date Last Visited
5 hours ago

 

What gives?  Somebody at the paper, using BA's sign on - for what purpose?  To bait me?   I have to wonder...

 

Tick Tock.....BONGx9!!!!!!!!!

 

Jen

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Why won`t we "believe it"?

Did they have to pick up their students at the cemetery BA?

Re: Why won`t we "believe it"?

Canuck, was he allowed on a school bus unquestioned or is there public transportation close to the school?  Any word on why a cemetery was chosen as a safe spot?

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Why won`t we "believe it"?

🙂  I see what you meant Canuck.   However, I googled it and it would probably be a close safe place to pick up student, to be practical about it.

 

https://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/cemeteries/resurrection  

 

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Diocese of Hamilton

Resurrection Catholic CemeteryGetting to Know Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

Resurrection has a peaceful, country setting on Garner Road West (Highway 53) in Ancaster, across from Bishop Tonnos High School. The stone entrance gates lead to a rolling property with mature trees, well-developed flower beds and a beautiful pond. Our cemetery office is located in the original farmhouse, now renovated to provide a comfortable meeting place.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Why won`t we "believe it"?

I think it was public transportation.

 

Just struck me as funny that after a gun scare you send the parents to a cemetery to pick up their kids.

 

Probably the best place but somehow the location, or name of it does not sound like a good choice.