Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay's Hammarksjold High School closed Monday after 13th anonymous threat

An anonymous threat, received by the Thunder Bay Police Service has forced Hammarskjold High School to close again on Monday April 15. It is the 13th threat directed against the school since February 13.

Lakehead Public Schools officials say all efforts will be made to reopen Tuesday

Hammarksjold High School in Thunder Bay, Ont., is closed Monday April 15 after city police received an anonymous threat directed against the school. It is the 13th threat since February 13. (Gord Ellis/ CBC)

Due to an anonymous threat received by police in Thunder Bay, Ont.,  Hammarskjold High School will be closed again for the entire day on Monday, April 15.

Lakehead Public Schools officials stated buses will be returning students home, while those without keys will be dropped off at Superior CVI.

The school has received 13 threats since February 13.

Anonymous threats closed Hammarskjold on Feb. 22, Feb.28, March 27, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 8, April 9, April 11 and April 12. A threat on April 4 restricted access to the school for about two hours, while on Feb. 13, officials also locked the high school down for about half a day.

"It's indescribable how frustrated everybody is," said Lakehead Public Schools communications officer Bruce Nugent. "It just keeps happening every day, and it's extremely frustrating for everybody involved, especially for the students and staff at the school."

Lakehead Public Schools and and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board also put a number of nearby elementary schools in a hold-and-secure as a precaution due to the Hammarskjold threat. However, those were lifted this morning.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Thunder Bay police tip line at (807) 684-5001.

Board officials stated that all efforts will be made to reopen on Tuesday, April 16.

Neighbouring schools had access restricted for just over an hour through hold and secure protocols.