On Wednesday afternoon there was a hold and secure lockdown at St. Catherine Catholic School in Prince Albert according to a release from the Prince Albert Catholic School Division.
In the release, director of education Lorel Trumier explained that a hold and secure lockdown occurred at St. Catherine Catholic School at approximately 12:50 p.m. Wednesday.
“The lockdown was precautionary as there was a robbery at a convenience store near the school,” the release stated.
The Prince Albert Police Service was involved and as a precaution, the police contained and completed a sweep of the area.
Due to the police's quick response, the secure lockdown was lifted at 1:45 p.m.
The division said that the hold and secure lockdown was lifted without incident and no students, persons, or staff were harmed.
The school resumed regular operations by 1:45 p.m. today.
École Holy Cross, St. John, and St. Francis Schools were also on secure lockdown precautionary measures. The secure lockdown at these schools was lifted at 1:45 pm today.
“Thank you to Prince Albert Police Services and the staff in our schools for quickly and diligently ensuring the safety of students and staff,” said the Division.
Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald