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.”
NOTICE: Victoria High is in a hold and secure due to a threatening incident in the local community. More details to follow. #yyj
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) February 12, 2020
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.
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 12, 2020