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Waterloo elementary school placed under ‘hold and secure’ Tuesday: WRDSB

The crest on a Waterloo Regional Police officer's sleeve. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

An elementary school in Waterloo was placed under a hold and secure by Waterloo Regional Police for about an hour on Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the Waterloo Region District School Board announced that Edna Staebler Public School had been placed under a hold and secure at the request of police.

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The board said the ongoing situation was outside of the school and that classes had remained in session.

A police spokesperson told Global News that officers are in the area looking for a man and are concerned for his well-being.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the board announced that the hold and secure had been lifted.

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