A boy has been taken into police custory after two schools in Maidstone, Sask. were placed in “hold and secure” mode Tuesday morning.
The superintendent of schools for the Northwest School Division, Terry Craig, said a threat was made against a school and some students in Maidstone early June 14.
“Right now everybody is safe, everyone’s secure. The RCMP are doing their investigation and they’ve apprehended the suspects,” Craig said.
RCMP confirmed one male youth is in police custody; no charges have been laid.
Officers said they were made aware of the threat at 8:30 a.m, prompting the security measures at Maidstone High School and Ratushniak Elementary School.
“Hold and secure” means the exterior doors are locked and monitored while classes continue inside.
The two schools remained in that state until shortly after 11 a.m.
Buses on their way to the schools were diverted to a parking lot outside town.
This investigation is ongoing and RCMP do not have any further details to release at this time.