Victoria High was in a hold and secure on Wednesday just before noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria High was in a hold and secure on Wednesday just before noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Victoria High hold and secure lifted

Greater Victoria School District says ‘all precautions are being taken’

Victoria High was briefly placed under a hold and secure, which was lifted just before noon on Wednesday.

Around 11:40 a.m., the Greater Victoria School District sent out a tweet saying the high school was in a hold and secure “due to a threatening incident in the local community.”

At 11:58 a.m., SD61 updated community members saying the hold and secure was lifted. A reply to a comment on Facebook from the District said there are no reported injuries and that “all precautions are being taken.”

In a tweet, the Victoria Police Department said officers responded to a report of a weapons incident which resulted in the hold and secure at Victoria High.

Police said no one was injured and that two persons of interest are in custody.

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