Three teens, one adult arrested after hold-and-secure at Hamilton school

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Published September 22, 2022 at 12:04 pm

Four people were arrested Thursday morning after “several incidents” at a Hamilton high school that led to a hold-and-secure procedure by police at around 12:30 p.m.

One person required medical attention after the incidents at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School on the West Mountain. They occurred at around 9:30 a.m., on and off school property, according to police.


Police say a 16-year-old male and 17-year-old female were charged with assault, a second 16-year-old female was charged with uttering threats, and a 36-year-old female is accused of causing a disturbance.

Police say the adult charged is not a school employee.

The hold-and-secure was a precaution, according to police. It’s used when there is a threat in the general vicinity of a school. The outer doors of the school are locked while classes continue, and students are generally considered safe indoors.

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