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UPDATE: Hold-and-secure lifted at St. Pat's High School

A hold-and-secure has been lifted and classes were set to resume as normal after a third straight threat against the school.
St. Patrick High School
St. Patrick High School on South Selkirk Street. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY — A hold-and-secure at St. Patrick High School has been lifted, after the south side school received the latest in a growing string of threats Wednesday morning.

The hold-and-secure was lifted at 11 a.m., the Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board advised in a release.

The school board said the Thunder Bay Police Service had deemed the school safe. Classes were set to resume as normal, along with after-school activities.

The incident marked the third day in a row that the school has been plagued by threats, which resulted in the school closing both on Monday and Tuesday.

It was the fifth threat the school has received within a month.

It’s also one of a larger number made against local Catholic schools in that time. Police made arrests in connection with threats made against St. Ignatius and Pope John Paul schools in late November.

The school board has asked anyone with any information to contact Thunder Bay Police at (807) 684-1200 or Crimestoppers at 807-623-8477 or online at

Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About the Author: Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Originally from central Ontario, Katie moved here to further her career in the media industry.
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