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Hamilton secondary school closes after alleged threat, say police

Don Mitchell / Global News

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) closed down a secondary school on the east Mountain on Monday morning amid reports of a police investigation.

The board did not release details on the nature of the closure at Sherwood Secondary School on High Street, but Hamilton police said it was in regards to a “possible threat.”

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“At this time we have not located any evidence to substantiate” the threat, police said in a social media post early Monday.

They went on to say the closure was a “precautionary measure.”

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In a statement, principal Michelle Visca said the school would continue online as per regular timetables.

She did not say when the school would reopen for in-person learning.