Ladysmith Secondary School placed on partial hold and secure

RCMP in Ladysmith and Nanaimo were involved, no credible threat found

There were some cautious moments at a central Island high school this morning, but the good news is the concern proved unwarranted

Ladysmith Secondary School was placed on a partial “hold and secure” from 7 to 9:20 a.m. Monday after officials were alerted of a possible threat.

Early reports indicate parents were still dropping off kids while the hold and secure was in place. Parents were notified via email at 10 am.

“The school was responding to a potential threat that they were alerted to, so as a precaution they went in to hold and secure,” Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District director of communications Dale Burgos said. “It was lifted after there was no credible threat found.”

RCMP in Ladysmith and Nanaimo were involved, but have yet to respond with a statement. Burgos said he could not confirm the cause of the hold and secure.

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