Beaverlodge, April 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – Students and staff at Beaverlodge Elementary and Regional High Schools were briefly under a Hold and Secure this afternoon while the RCMP responded to a propane tank explosion within the town. Students and staff were safe inside the school. At 2:30 p.m. staff were advised by the RCMP that the Hold and Secure period had ended.
Hold and Secure is a response to a threat and or incident in the general vicinity of a school, but not related to the school. School life continues as normal inside the school, however, the precautionary measure to lock school doors is taken to ensure staff and students are safe, and to reduce activity while local officials conduct their work.