Pattern of high school lockdowns continue in Kingston

After three schools were put under lockdown on Wednesday, and several other schools were put under hold and secures, another school was put under lockdown on Thursday morning.

A threat was called into the Marie Rivier École Secondaire Catholique around 10:15 a.m., Kingston police say.

Kingston police watch commander said the threats were similar to those made to three schools on Wednesday.

Police say those threats, which mentioned entering the schools with weapons in order to do harm, were made by phone on Wednesday to Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School at 9:30 p.m., Bayridge Secondary School at 11 a.m. and to Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School at 1 p.m. In each case, police found nothing and deemed the schools were deemed to be safe, and the lockdowns were downgraded to hold and secures.

A lockdown is put in place when there is a potential threat of violence somewhere inside the school. This differs from a hold and secure, when the potential threat is in close proximity to the school.

Just as it did on Wednesday, on Thursday morning, a brand new Twitter account took responsibility for the Marie Rivier lockdown.

–This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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