Winston Knoll Collegiate was evacuated following a bomb threat.
Regina Public Schools spokesperson Terry Lazarou said the school received a bomb threat Monday morning and the school division decided to evacuate all students and staff from the building just before noon as a precaution.
Classes were canceled for the day, but will resume Tuesday.
Students in the developmental centre and the Functional Integrated Academic Program (FIAP) have been taken to other schools and will be transported home at the end of the day.
Students at Riffel High School right next to Winston Knoll attended classes normally, but the outside doors were locked as part of a secure-the-building protocol.
Regina police officers searched the building and monitored the nearby area throughout the day but found nothing suspicious. They are also conducting interviews as part of the investigation into the threat.
“If there is enough evidence present, police will pursue criminal charges against the person or persons believed to be responsible for this threat,” Regina Police Service (RPS) said in a news release.
Schools in east Regina briefly secured due to separate concern
Lazarou also explained doors at F.W. Johnson Collegiate and Judge Bryant Elementary School in east Regina were briefly locked between 3 p.m. and dismissal time at 3:35 p.m. on Monday due to a police report of suspicious activity in the area. The secure-the-building protocol at those schools was not related to the threat at Winston Knoll.