Skip to content

Two youths charged after O'Gorman High School lock down

They will be in court December 17
2018-11-06 OHS lockdown2 MH
Timmins Police searched O'Gorman High School and arrested two people during a lockdown at the school Nov. 6. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Two youths have been charged after the lock down at O’Gorman High School yesterday.

Timmins Police say they have charged two youth with uttering threats, and false information. They have been released from custody on a Promise to Appear in court on Dec. 17.

The Catholic high school was placed under lock down for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon.

It all started when Timmins Police received information from staff that a threat had been made against the school.

“School officials were alerted to a social media post that included threatening remarks. They became concerned for the safety of the students and faculty of the school and immediately initiated a lock down procedure contacted the Timmins Police Service,” reads a Timmins Police news release.

During the incident, police said they worked in cooperation with school officials to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The students were allowed to leave at the end of the day.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Timmins Police at 705-264-1201.



Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
Read more