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Update: Hold and secure lifted at Holy Family School after 'hateful graffiti' found

Holy Family School has been placed under hold and secure after hateful graffiti was discovered on a school building
Holy Family School
Holy Family School (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY — A hold and secure protocol has been lifted at an elementary school after hateful graffiti was discovered on the property.

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board issued a statement Wednesday morning advising that Holy Family School has been placed on hold and secure as a precautionary measure. In an early afternoon update, the board said the measure has ended and that the school has been deemed safe.

The move comes after what is being described as hateful graffiti was discovered on portable doors on school property.

A police presence had been on site during the morning.

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board has been forced to close two local high schools this week after threats were received.

St. Patrick’s High School was closed on Tuesday and after school activities at St. Ignatius High School were cancelled late Tuesday following unspecified threats directed at the schools.

Both schools have since reopened after police and school officials determined there was no danger to staff or students.


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