Stand Off Ends in Wawa

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At 2:25 p.m. this afternoon parents/guardians of students at Michipicoten High School and Sir James Dunn were informed by phone and email that both schools were under an alert: Michipicoten High School with a Code Red and Sir James Dunn Public School a code green due to a situation in the community. Parents were advised that “buses may be delayed and parents are not to attend at the school until the police lift the emergency procedures – this is necessary to protect student, staff and public safety. We will update when the lockdowns have been lifted. Thank you for your cooperation.”

St. Joseph French Immersion School and École St. Joseph was also under alert, and Algoma EMS were in the parking lot École St. Joseph – on precautionary standby.

Members of Superior East OPP – Wawa had blocked off Spruce Street from Regina and Superior. Their attention was focused on a residence, with a number of officers visible. As more cruisers and officers arrived, the blockade was extended to Spruce and Churchill Avenue. Officers were seen in the backyard behind a shed, and others on Spruce Street behind a cruiser. Several officers were in the driveway of the residence.

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Just before 2:30 p.m. two officers went up the driveway disappearing from sight after removing their high vis coats, and then a few minutes later were walking a male down the driveway to a cruiser – which then left. There were no shots fired, and there didn’t seem to be any injuries. However, the same cruiser was then seen at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, a few minutes later.

Schools then informed parents/guardians that the situation had been resolved and the alerts were lifted.

At this time there is no other information available.