Grande Prairie, AB – Monday, November 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.: There is a heavy police presence patrolling in the area of Harry Balfour School. School staff are taking extra precautions and have placed the school under Hold and Secure to ensure student safety while officials conduct their work.
What is a Hold and Secure?
- A response to an unrelated threat and/or incident in close proximity to the school, taking place OUTSIDE 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 officials conduct their work.
- Access to and from the school is restricted and carefully monitored. The Hold and Secure is lifted when emergency personnel advise that the situation has ended.
- Examples: Nearby police activity, a threatening animal.