Chinguacousy Secondary School is temporary closed after Peel police responded to a threat reported in the area on Wednesday morning, March 21.
A message went out this morning by phone, email and text to parents telling them to drop students off at nearby Judith Nyman Secondary School, Carla Pereira, a spokesperson for the school board said.
As the @PeelPoliceMedia investigation is ongoing at @chinguacousyss, the regular school day can't continue. As such, Chinguacousy students are being dismissed home from @JudithNymanSS. Parents will be contacted for permission. More: https://t.co/2TK7znmiZo #ChingEvacuation
— Peel District School Board (@PeelSchools) March 21, 2018
Police received a call about a threat at 7:29 a.m. Police would not elaborate on the details of the threat, but Const. Bancroft Wright did say investigators are speaking to an individual in relation to it.The Peel District School Board has said a student overheard a “threat” Tuesday evening that they felt police should be alerted to.
Only staff were inside the school at the time police evacuated “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the board. They were sent to nearby Judith Nyman Secondary School and students were also re-directed there “for the time being,” according to the board.
The board said on Twitter that everyone is safe and updates will follow.
Plainclothes and uniform officers are at the scene.
As well, Torbram Road has been closed in both directions at Williams Parkway for an unrelated investigation. Two Peel police cruisers collided on Torbram around 4:30 a.m. and the Major Collision Bureau is on scene investigating.