Threats against students prompts police intervention at Brossard elementary school

A police operation underway at Sainte-Claire elementary school in Brossard. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Longueuil police/Facebook

A police operation that was launched Wednesday afternoon at école primaire Sainte-Claire in Brossard on Montreal’s south shore is now over.

Longueuil police spokesperson Melanie Mercille said threats directed against students of the school earlier in the day prompted the intervention.

“We considered the comments sufficiently serious to set up this intervention,” Mercille said on the department’s Facebook page.

As part of the operation, a safety perimeter was erected at the primary school, located at 6175 Aumont Ave., as a preventive measure.

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Students and staff were being kept inside but police gave students the green light to leave at around 2 p.m. with parents being told to pick up their children at a rendezvous point at the intersection of Aumont and André streets.

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Otherwise, buses would be available at 3 p.m. to take students home.

However, following the police investigation, Mercille said normal school hours would continue for the day.

At the time, police didn’t give a reason for the intervention, saying only that officers were on-site to ensure the safety of staff and students and to investigate the incident.

Mercille said there were no injuries.

Police will remain present near the school, “in order to ensure the fluidity of activities in the sector.”

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