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Strait Regional School Board Implements Safe and Secure Welcome Plan

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014 Port Hastings, NS:—Effective today, Monday, November 17, 2014, the Strait Regional School Board has implemented its Safe and Secure Welcome Plan at all entrances to schools with Grades Primary to Six (6) students by locking the front door during the school day only. This Plan is part of the School Board’s ongoing efforts to ensure that parents and guardians and other authorized visitors may access schools while keeping students and staff safe. Once doors are locked, everyone will be required to press the buzzer at the main entrance to the school.

Final Update on the Hold-and-Secure at Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy

Port Hastings, NS:—The RCMP received areport of shots being fired in the vicinity of Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy in Terre Noire at approximately 2:15 p.m. today, Thursday, October 23, 2014. As a result, the school implemented the hold-and-secure procedure as a precautionary measure in consultation with the RCMP who responded immediately to the school. There was no threat on school property. Students remained in the school until the RCMP directed the evacuation of students to school busses at approximately 5:00 p.m.