Students are back in class at St. John II Paul Catholic Elementary School in Lindsay after police temporarily evacuated the school on Monday morning (February 12) following the discovery of a suspicious object on school grounds.
The school, located at 130 Orchard Park Rd., contacted Kawartha Lakes police after a staff member found the suspicious object at around 8:30 a.m.
As a safety precaution, police evacuated staff and students to the library and gymnasium at nearby Parkview Public School.
Police then conducted a thorough search of the school and grounds and investigated the suspicious object, which they determined was not a threat.
“There is absolutely no threat to public safety,” reads a media release from Kawartha Lakes Police. “Therefore the scene has been released and the school has been reopened.”
Students and staff began returning to the school after 10 a.m.
According to an update to families from school principal Michael DeMaeyer, the suspicious object was cylindrical and appeared to have attached wires.
Update: KL Police have cleared the scene following an investigation. Police have determined there is no threat to the school community. Students and staff will make their way back from Parkview Public School to proceed with the school day. https://t.co/idTFw9elS2
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