‘Potential threat’ results in closure of Sheridan College campus in Oakville

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Published November 22, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Sheridan College's Trafalgar Rd. campus was evacuated for some three hours on Saturday afternoon after the school was notified of a "potential threat" by Halton Regional Police. SHERIDAN COLLEGE IMAGE

Classes have resumed at Sheridan College after a “safety concern” resulted in the closure of the Oakville campus for several hours on Saturday (Nov. 19).

Halton Regional Police informed security at the Trafalgar Rd. education facility around 1:30 p.m. of a “potential threat” at the campus.

Classes and events were cancelled for the day, while building access, including residence, was also temporairly restricted and evacuated as a precaution.

Buildings were re-opened around 4:30 p.m.

“Halton Regional Police has since confirmed that the evacuation was precautionary in nature and there was no immediate threat to safety,” Sheridan College said in a statement released on Saturday.

During the evacuation, Sheridan’s Fall Open House was in progress.

“Visitors, students and employees are commended for calmly and promptly leaving campus,” continued the statement.

Sheridan said for those prospective students who did not have the opportunity to experience the Trafalgar Road Campus to its fullest nor complete a portfolio review, future opportunities to connect with Sheridan programs, professors and facilities will be communicated soon.

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