Victoria High was in a hold and secure on Wednesday just before noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Victoria High hold and secure lifted

Greater Victoria School District says ‘all precautions are being taken’

Victoria High was briefly placed under a hold and secure, which was lifted just before noon on Wednesday.

Around 11:40 a.m., the Greater Victoria School District sent out a tweet saying the high school was in a hold and secure “due to a threatening incident in the local community.”

At 11:58 a.m., SD61 updated community members saying the hold and secure was lifted. A reply to a comment on Facebook from the District said there are no reported injuries and that “all precautions are being taken.”

In a tweet, the Victoria Police Department said officers responded to a report of a weapons incident which resulted in the hold and secure at Victoria High.

Police said no one was injured and that two persons of interest are in custody.

READ ALSO: Hold and secure protocol implemented at Vancouver Island school after report of weapons-related incident

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Vic High

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Wet’suwet’en supporters occupying legislature in Victoria set press conference

Demonstrators have been occupying the legislature since Monday despite injunction

Central Saanich Police prepared for afternoon shut-down of Highway 17

Sgt. Paul Brailey questions efficacy of protest

UPDATED: Demonstrators plan to shut down Pat Bay Highway Wednesday afternoon

Adam Olsen, MLA, says issue should be taken to province, not communities

Wear your rose-coloured glasses for the second annual Pink Shirt Gala

Anti-bullying event promises pink drinks, food and shirts

VIDEO: Minister says consider coronavirus outbreak when planning for spring break

Foreign Affairs minister points to rash of new cases appearing in places like Italy and Iran

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

Encounter also lead police to a home where 100 guns and explosives were found

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Caught on camera: Police release video of man who allegedly stole seaplane in Vancouver

Police say the man broke into the Harbour Air terminal and then got into one of the seaplanes in the harbour

51 health professionals send letter to Trudeau, Horgan panning northern B.C. pipeline

They point to studies about the health and climate change risks from pipeline

Most Read