A hold and secure was declared at Hillcrest Public School in central Barrie first thing Tuesday morning after a vehicle was found abandoned nearby.
The Barrie Police Service was called about a possible impaired driver in the area of the school near Toronto and Wellington Streets and arrived to find the vehicle had left the roadway and ended up down a hill behind the school.
A hold and secure is initiated when there is a situation taking place in the community. During a hold and secure, activities continue inside the building, but all doors are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the school. https://t.co/PgtECjasCy— Simcoe County District School Board (@SCDSB_Schools) March 9, 2021
The police K9 unit was called out to search for a suspect, and the hold and secure was put in place while officers conducted their track. The cautionary state was lifted by 9:30 a.m. while police say a suspect remains on the lam.
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at (705) 725-7025.