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Threat prompts evacuation of St. Patrick High School

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board called the evacuation over the latest in a string of threats a precautionary measure.
St. Patrick High School
St. Patrick High School on South Selkirk Street. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – St. Patrick High School has been evacuated after receiving a threat Thursday morning, the latest in a string of threats and hateful messages to hit local Catholic schools.

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board announced the evacuation in a release around 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, calling it a precautionary measure.

Buses will be picking students up and transporting them home, the board advised. Parents and guardians can also pick up their children from the school.

The board encouraged parents and guardians to contact their child, if they have a mobile device.

The School will remain closed until further notice, and all after-school activities and community use of the school are suspended.

The threat comes a week after the Thunder Bay Police Service announced it had arrested two youths in connection with threats made against St. Ignatius High School and Pope John Paul school.

The force was continuing to investigate a threat made against St. Patrick’s High School and an incident of hateful graffiti at Holy Family School, however.

The school board urged anyone with information related to Thursday's threat to contact the TBPS at (807) 684-1200, or submit tips anonymously to Crimestoppers at 807-623-8477, or online at


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