April 23rd, 2024

Medicine Hat High School briefly locked down following social media post

By Medicine Hat News on February 29, 2024.

Medicine Hat High School went into a lockdown for approximately 25 minutes Wednesday morning as police searched and located ammunition on campus.--NEWS PHOTO BRENDAN MILLER

Students and staff at Medicine Hat High School went into a lockdown for approximately 25 minutes Wednesday morning as police followed up on a concerning social media post made by a student.

At 9:25 a.m. the high school went into lockdown procedures as police conducted a search after a post on social media by a student who witnessed a person on campus with a weapon.

Twenty-five minutes after police begin their investigation the school’s lockdown procedure was downgraded to a hold and secure that lasted an additional 35 minutes.

Police told the News they conducted a search and found the concerning items which included ammunition but no weapons, and no charges were laid.

At 10:43 a.m. the hold and secure was lifted and the high school continued its normal operations.

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