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Incident near La Salle Secondary School causes hold and secure: Kingston police

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A male youth was arrested after a Kingston high school placed in hold and secure on Nov. 22 – Nov 22, 2018

An incident near La Salle Secondary School caused the school to go under a hold an secure early Thursday morning, according to Kingston police.

Around 8:45 a.m. the school was placed under a hold and secure due to a potential threat outside of the school, according to a statement from the Limestone District School Board.

Const. Cam Mack says there was no active shooter, but police have arrested a male youth who was allegedly involved in the incident.

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Kingston police lifted the hold and secure around 9:35 a.m. Thursday morning, saying there was no further threat to people in the area.

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Just after 10 a.m., the La Salle Secondary Twitter account released a statement, saying that staff and students “handled a difficult situation calmly, with care and compassion.”

In an email sent to parents from the school, the person arrested was a former student at the school.

-More information to come.

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