Follow up to John Wise School

In relation to the incident involving the Hold & Secure at John Wise School, a 34 year old St. Thomas man has been charged with one count of uttering threats to cause death. St. Thomas Police would like to advise the threat was not directed at any one at the school and that at no time were the Staff or students in any danger. The Hold & Secure was merely a precautionary measure.


“Hold and Secure” should be used when it is desirable to secure the school due to an ongoing situation outside and not related to the school (e.g., if a bank robbery occurs near a school but not on school property). In this situation, the school continues to function normally, with the exterior doors being locked until such time as the situation near the school is resolved.

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