Hold and Secure in SD68 lifted

District-wide 'hold and secure' issued by Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District lifted


A district-wide ‘hold and secure’ issued by Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District was lifted as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

The security measures, in effect for much of the morning, were triggered because of a ‘non-specified’ threat posted on a web site,

an RCMP media release confirmed.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Director of Communications Manager Dale Burgos explained the difference between a hold and secure procedure and a lockdown.

In a hold and secure situation school doors are locked, no one is permitted in or out of the building, but classes continue.

In a lockdown students are confined to classrooms and classroom doors are locked.

It is not immediately clear why a full lockdown was ordered at LSS.

“An investigation into the threatening post has been initiated by the Nanaimo RCMP,” says the RCMP release issued at 11 a.m.

The threat was described as ‘vague’ and the release said it ‘did not mention a municipality or specific school.’