Hold and secure lifted at Orchard Park Secondary School

Police were dealing with an 'exterior threat' but say students are safe.

'Students are safe,' according to Const. Jerome Stewart

Hamilton police are on scene at Orchard Park Secondary School, which is currently under a hold and secure. (Laura Clementson/CBC)

A hold and secure at Orchard Park Secondary School has been lifted.

The school was temporarily locked down Thursday morning, but Const. Jerome Stewart said the "students are safe."

Police officers are still in the area.