Threats, suspicious person call prompt evacuation and lockdown at Barrie high school, Georgian College

Barrie police say incidents were not related

Barrie Police say an evacuation at a south end high school and a lockdown at Georgian College were not related.

Around 7:30 Tuesday morning, police say a threat was made against Bear Creek Secondary School on Red Oak Drive. Staff and students were evacuated from the building. In collaboration with school administration, police responded to the location and through their investigation were able to determine the threat was unfounded. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 8 a.m.

About an hour later, police received information regarding a suspicious person in the area of Georgian College. Officers attended and were able to determine there was not a threat to the college or any other location. The person was later located. It was determined there was no threat to public safety.