A Greater Victoria school is currently under hold and secure due to a cougar sighting in the area.
In a tweet, School District 61 said Eagle View Elementary in View Royal will continue as usual with the doors locked until further notice from RCMP.
“We’ll notify the community once it has been lifted.”
A ‘hold & secure’ should be used when it is desirable to secure the school due to an ongoing situation outside the school and not related to the school (e.g. a robbery occurs near a school, a cougar has been sighted in the neighbourhood). In this situation, the school continues to function normally, with the exterior doors being locked until such time as the situation near the school is resolved.
Eagle View is currently in a Hold & Secure due to a cougar sighting in the area. The school will continue as usual with doors locked until further instruction from RCMP. We'll notify the community once it has been lifted. For more on emergency protocols: https://t.co/Ih1rStXQEU
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) January 11, 2023
Victoria Buzz has reached out to West Shore RCMP for more details and will update this publication as soon as we hear back.