Never a threat to public safety.
That’s conclusion the Ontario Provincial Police following their investigation into reports of threats at Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia.
Update on lockdown @TwinLakes_SS. After the investigation police have determined there was never a threat to public safety. With the information at the time police needed to ensure the safety of the students and staff. #OrilliaOPP #SafeSchools @SCDSB_Schools ^mh pic.twitter.com/i24JBHHeNd— OPP Central (@OPP_CR) May 8, 2019
TLSS was placed on lockdown just after 9 am Tuesday following reports from a student who saw two men inside the school.
One of those males was reported to have had a firearm.
Members of the Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Central Region Canine (K9), Central Region Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), along with officers from other areas attended to assist in ensuring the safety of the students and staff members.
Police continue looking for information after an Orillia high school went into lockdown.
Twin Lakes Secondary was secured around 9:00 Tuesday morning, after reports came in of a threat against the school, while investigators are also looking into reports there was a gun seen at the school.
Everyone was bused to Harriett Todd Public School for a head count, while Orchard Park Public was put into a Hold and Secure as a precaution. Both states have since been lifted.
OPP Constable Martin Hill tells Barrie 360 there were no injuries at the school or during the evacuation, while there were no reports of any shots fired within the school.
The lockdown at Twin Lakes SS and the hold and secure at Harriett Todd PS have been lifted by police. All students and staff are safe. Thank you to our OPP partners for their leadership during this situation. Twin Lakes will resume a regular schedule tomorrow, May 8.— Simcoe County DSB (@SCDSB_Schools) May 7, 2019
Investigators are still probing the source of the threat, while no arrests have been made.
School will resume as usual at Twin Lakes Wednesday morning.