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Lockdown at Kap Public Ed. Centre

By Kevin Anderson, The Northern Times

This was the scene Wednesday afternoon outside of the Kapuskasing Public Education Centre, which houses Kapuskasing District High School, École Publique Secondaire Écho du Nord and Diamond Jubilee Public School.

This was the scene Wednesday afternoon outside of the Kapuskasing Public Education Centre, which houses Kapuskasing District High School, École Publique Secondaire Écho du Nord and Diamond Jubilee Public School.

At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Kapuskasing officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a potential threat at a multi-school complex in the Kapuskasing.

 

The Kapuskasing District High School, the Diamond Jubilee Public School and École secondaire publique Écho Du Nord were immediately locked down for approximately one hour after receiving a complaint from school officials. 

 

The Times received information at approximately 2:10 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, indicating that the facility was in lockdown.

 

That report was confirmed at the scene several minutes later. Also confirmed, was that officers of the Kapuskasing Detachment of the OPP had taken someone into custody shortly before The Times arrived at the scene.

 

Police located and arrested a 15 year old male from Kapuskasing in connection with the complaint. The male was at his residence at the time of the arrest. All three schools were then released without incident. 

 

A report from one Écho du Nord student, said that students were confined to their classes for a period of over one hour before receiving the all clear.

 

Indications are that no one was injured during in the incident.

 

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

 

Look to future editions of The Northern Times, as well as to our website and Facebook page for updates on this story as they become available.