Lockdown in progress at Paris District High School

Paris District High School has been put into a lockdown Friday afternoon, according to a Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) tweet posted around 1 p.m.

Staff and students are safe, but are unable to leave or enter the school while police investigate, the tweet said.

The tweet did not provide the specific cause, but a lockdown is used “when there is a major incident or a threat of school violence within the school or in relation to the school,” according to the GEDSB website.

GEDSB and Brant OPP have not yet responded to information requests from The Hamilton Spectator.

More to come …

NOTIFICATION: Paris District High School is currently in a lockdown while police conduct an investigation. There is no movement in or out of the school during this time. Students and staff are safe, and we will provide an update as soon as the situation is resolved.— Grand Erie District School Board (@GEDSB)

Celeste Percy-Beauregard’s reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. The funding allows her to report on stories about Brant County. Reach her at cpercybeauregard@torstar.ca.

Celeste Percy-Beauregard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator