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OPP investigate threat against school

Search revealed nothing suspicious after lock down and evacuation of school
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ORILLIA - On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threat against an Orillia area school.

At approximately 3:10 p.m., OPP and the Orillia Fire Department (OFD) responded to a threat at the school. A lock down was commenced and the school evacuated for precautionary measures.

A search of the school and school grounds revealed nothing suspicious and the school was deemed safe.

Calling the police and reporting a fake incident to generate a response is a crime and could have serious ramifications beyond criminal charges. Emergency services need to be available at all times. Calls like this that occupy time and resources of emergency service personnel can reduce the level of service to people who are in need.

Orillia OPP will continue to investigate this incident. If anyone has information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).