UPDATE: SD 68 lifts “hold and secure”
Officials with the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District say the “hold and secure” at schools has been lifted.
Here’s what they’ve released on the incident
This morning, the district went into a district-wide hold and secure at 9 a.m. The hold and secure was lifted at 10:20 a.m.
• An online threat was made towards ‘Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools’.
• No specific location was mentioned in the threat.
• The district was working with Nanaimo and Ladysmith RCMP.
• During a ‘hold and secure’, all entry doors are locked with no-one allowed in or out.
• This was not a lock-down. It was business as usual in our schools.
• Students are safest while in the school.
• During a ‘hold and secure’, we do not release any students until the ‘hold and secure’ is lifted.