Lockdown downgraded at Seaway District High and Iroquois Public

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News file

One ‘young person’ arrested in threat incident

IROQUOIS — A lockdown this morning at Seaway District High School has been “downgraded” to hold-and-secure, with no one allowed in or out of the building as of 9:20 a.m.

The SD&G OPP says a young person has been taken into custody after a “threat incident” at the high school. Officers entered the building at 8:18 a.m., seizing what’s described as an “edged weapon.” The  arrest was made in the “area” of the school, according to the detachment.

A similar security measure was also called off at neighbouring Iroquois Public School.

An NVN source reported seeing a lone police cruiser at the high school, with a solitary officer walking towards the vehicle in a casual manner.

This article has been updated to include information from the SD&G OPP.

Update:

Police investigation revealed that the youth entered the school and displayed an edged weapon towards the victim and uttered threats. The accused youth then left the school and was located and arrested by officers in the area.

The youth, 14, of South Dundas, was arrested and is charged with;

–             Causing a Disturbance

–             Uttering threats

–              Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

–              Forcible entry

The accused was held in custody for bail and is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court.

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