Thursday, November 28, 2013

Liverpool: RCMP Investigate Possible Threat To School

A high school in Queens County was placed under a safety procedure this afternoon due to a possible threat made to the school. Students and staff at Liverpool Regional High School were under "hold and secure"  which means no one allowed inside or out of the building. The procedure was put in place over the lunch hour and Queens County RCMP were called to investigate a possible weapons threat to the school. Corporal Scott MacRae says police were stationed at the school to ensure the safety of students and staff. He says no arrests have been made.

Classes will take place as usual on Friday.

Memo sent home to parents via South Shore Regional School Board web site:

November 28, 2013

Dear Parents/Guardians:

During lunchtime, school administration received a phone call that a non-student was rumored to be coming to our school with weapons. Immediately, the Liverpool Detachment Royal Canadian Mounted Police were advised and responded by coming to our school. Our school went into a “Hold and Secure” mode.

Upon arrival of police, students were advised to return to classrooms with their teachers, to insure everyone’s safety. Afternoon classes went ahead as usual with staff and students receiving updates.

I am very pleased with the reaction of our students and staff. The Liverpool Detachment Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded promptly, effectively and remained at school until student dismissal. Their efforts will continue with investigative work.

Terry Doucette


Liverpool Regional High School