Sheridan College reopens Oakville campus buildings after restricting access due to local 'safety concern'

On Saturday, Sheridan College closed its Oakville Campus at 1430 Trafalgar Rd. due to a 'safety concern' raised by Halton Regional Police.  (Sheridan College Newsroom - image credit)
On Saturday, Sheridan College closed its Oakville Campus at 1430 Trafalgar Rd. due to a 'safety concern' raised by Halton Regional Police. (Sheridan College Newsroom - image credit)

Sheridan College says it's reopened its buildings on its Oakville campus after restricting access due to a local "safety concern" identified by Halton Regional Police.

In a statement on Saturday afternoon, the college says Halton Regional Police alerted the college's security department at about 1:30 p.m. of a potential threat at the college's Oakville campus at 1430 Trafalgar Rd. "due to a safety concern in the area."

"Halton Regional Police has since confirmed that the evacuation was precautionary in nature and there was no immediate threat to safety," reads the statement.

When asked to confirm the directives to Sheridan College, Halton police told CBC Toronto they do not have information of the incident.

At the time of the evacuation, Sheridan College's open house was in progress for future students. Visitors, students and employees were evacuated.

"For those prospective students who did not have the opportunity to experience Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus to its fullest nor complete a portfolio review, future opportunities to connect with Sheridan programs, professors and facilities will be communicated soon," the statement continued.

The college says all classes and events have been cancelled for the rest of the day. Access to buildings was restricted before buildings reopened at about 4:30 p.m., the college says.