Update: Cowansville's Massey-Vanier High School is no longer under lockdown

Dec 19 2019, 7:44 am

UpdateThe Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs has updated this morning’s lockdown situation, saying the “isolation has just been lifted” at 11:20 am.

The rest of the day will take place according to “the usual schedule,” according to the school board and professional services will be available to all students and staff who need support.

Parents who choose to pick up their children are allowed to do so, without having to enter the school.

The school board, nor the SQ, provided any more details as to why the lockdown initially took place this morning.

Officials were on site this morning but inspections did not suggest a “direct threat to the safety of the people at the school.”

Original story:

Cowansville’s Massey-Vanier High School is currently under lockdown.

The Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs issued a statement on Facebook this morning, saying Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police officers are at the school.

The school board says students and staff are confined to the school but they don’t “have any new information yet.”

In a phone call with Daily Hive, the SQ confirmed the school, located about 90 km off the island of Montreal, was under lockdown but couldn’t provide any more details as to why.

More to come.