W.H. Day Elementary School in Bradford was placed in a hold and secure on Thursday morning as South Simcoe Police investigated a threat made against the school.
Turns out, it was a hoax.
Police were notified of the threat shortly after 8 a.m.
During a hold and secure, activities continue inside the building, but all exterior doors are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building.
Police believe the threat was a possible case of “swatting” when anonymous callers report fake threats to prompt a large police response.
The hold and secure was lifted at 11:30 a.m.
Police say the investigation is ongoing as they try to identify the person responsible for the threat.