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Lockdown lifted at Hamilton high school after phone threat

A Hamilton police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo.

A lockdown at a high school in Hamilton has been lifted after a police investigation on Monday.

Police said they were investigating a threat that was made to Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, located on Rymal Road East near Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway. The threat was made over the phone.

b:1/twitter-widget-0Hamilton Police✔@HamiltonPoliceHPS has cleared Bishop Ryan in#HamOnt. The Lockdown has been lifted. Thanks to everyone for their patience as we worked to resolve the situation. Students will be exiting the back of the building to be reunited with their [email protected]:19

The students were safe and no injuries were reported, police said.

During the lockdown, police said in a tweet that they have not “uncovered any evidence to support threat made earlier to the school.”

Earlier in the morning, students who were arriving to the school on buses were redirected to nearby Our Lady of Assumption.

b:2/Hamilton Police✔@HamiltonPoliceHPS continues the investigation @ B.R.. Some students are currently @ Our Lady of Assumption. They will be dismissed from there. Parents & Caregivers may attend O.L.O.A. for pick-up and further direction. Police presence is on scene there as well for assista

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