Hamilton

Sherwood Secondary School closed Monday as police investigate possible threat

Hamilton's public school board says the Sherwood Secondary School building will be closed Monday following a possible threat.

Police 'have not located any evidence to substantiate a threat,' says spokesperson

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board says Sherwood Secondary School is closed today because of a police matter. (GoogleMaps)

Hamilton's public school board says the Sherwood Secondary School building will be closed Monday following a possible threat.

Police are investigating "online info about a possible threat," according to a tweet from the service that said the closure was a precautionary measure.

"Detectives continue to investigate the incident, however; at this time we have not located any evidence to substantiate a threat," Const. Jerome Stewart said in an email.

Learning will continue online following students' regular timetables, according to Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board spokesperson Shawn McKillop.

"Our priority is that the students can learn remotely as we support the police's work," he wrote in an email.

The board says information about when the school will reopen will be shared as soon as possible.

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