Lockdown at Massey-Vanier

By Matthew McCully
Lockdown at Massey-Vanier

Students and staff from both the English and French sides of Massey-Vanier Regional High School were put under lockdown Tuesday afternoon as a precautionary measure due to information received by the school.
No injuries were reported.
According to a Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson police arrived on the campus Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. and set up a perimeter around the school.
By 3:30 p.m. the SQ, still unable to identify the nature of the lockdown, confirmed that no suspects had been apprehended and no one was injured.
By 4 p.m. students were gradually being evacuated by the school while the SQ remained on site to continue its investigation.
The Eastern Townships School Board sent out a message to reassure parents during the incident.
“The Sûreté du Québec police are on site and have the situation under control. For this reason, we ask that you do not go to the school so that the authorities can complete their investigation. We are working in collaboration with the authorities and will inform you when the lockdown is lifted,” the message read, attributed to ETSB Director general Michel Soucy.
By press time no further information was available about the reason for the lockdown.

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Nora Jolander-Ibrahim
Nora Jolander-Ibrahim
1 month ago

The lockdown lasted 2 hours which felt like 5 hours