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UPDATE: A person of interest has been identified and the hold and secure has been lifted.


Victoria High School has been placed under hold and secure on Wednesday morning.

According to a tweet posted by the Greater Victoria School District, the hold and secure was put in place due to a “threatening incident in the local community”.

There is currently no information on what this incident is, however online sources say a person may have been allegedly assaulted with a weapon in the Fernwood area.

According to the school district website, a ‘hold and secure’ is used when there is an ongoing situation outside the school that is not related to the school, like a robbery nearby or a cougar sighting in the neighbourhood.

Under these circumstances, the school continues to function normally, with the exterior doors being locked until the situation is resolved.

More to come.