Saskatoon police were on-scene Wednesday following a threat to a local elementary school.
King George Community School went into a perimeter lockdown, meaning doors were locked and no students were allowed to leave the building, around 8:30 a.m.
Police later reported the school had received an undisclosed threat via voicemail.
Four other schools located within a few blocks of King George were also briefly put on perimeter lockdowns as a precaution. Those other lockdowns were lifted by 11 a.m., but King George remained under a perimeter lockdown throughout the school day, with police visible out front of the building.
In an afternoon update, police said the lockdown would be lifted at the end of the school day while the investigation into who made the threat continued.
Saskatoon Public Schools Division spokesperson Veronica Baker said parents were told they could pick up their children if they weren’t bussed home. If parents were unable to attend, students would be escorted home by staff.
Neither the police or SPSD would elaborate on the nature of the threat.