(Press release) Since 2011 – in order to safeguard students and school staff – OPP Detachments and Ontario Ministry of Education (EDU)-funded school boards are required to have safety protocols in place in the event of emergency situations. The protocols include strategies to assess and reduce the risk to school occupants and the community.
On November 3, 2021 members of the Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Community Safety Officers and Field Support Bureau members attended the EEC St-Gregoire School in Vankleek Hill to conduct an annual « LOCKDOWN » exercise.
School Principal Martin Robitaille invited the OPP to conduct the exercise to assure that in the event of any worrisome event, staff, students and police would be ready.
Constable Kenneth Gray conducted the exercise and is pleased to report that the School received a flawless review, the students were fantastic.
The OPP are always ready to assist local schools in these exercises to assure the safety of our most precious resource, our youth.