‘External threat’ causes Hamilton school to be placed on hold and secure

Published November 8, 2021 at 2:24 pm

Bernie Custis Secondary School at 1055 King St East was placed on Hold and Secure Monday (Nov. 8) afternoon.

Hamilton police put a high school on hold and secure Monday (Nov. 8) afternoon.

Just after 1 p.m., the service tweeted that Bernie Custis Secondary School at 1055 King St East was being placed on hold and secure.

Police would only say that it was due to “an external threat.”


Update: Just before 2:25 p.m., police tweeted that the “external threat” was a gun. The hold and secure was lifted after no gun was located.

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