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Person of interest questioned in threat against Leslieville school

NEWS STAFF | posted Friday, Sep 29th, 2017

A police cruiser outside Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School in Toronto on Sept. 28, 2017. The school was placed under a hold-and-secure after receiving a threat. CITYNEWS
A police cruiser outside Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School in Toronto on Sept. 28, 2017. The school was placed under a hold-and-secure after receiving a threat. CITYNEWS
 A person has been arrested after a possible threat put a Leslieville school under hold-and-secure for a second day in a row.

Police said the person of interest has been arrested on domestic charges and they are being questioned in relation to the threat.

No further details have been released.

Students at Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School, near Queen Street East and Greenwood Avenue, weren’t able to leave the building for lunch, recess and other activities on Thursday.

“Police found nothing of concern after a search of the school was conducted just before the lunch period started,” the school said in a letter to parents.

At the end of the day, students left by the main doors. Some evening classes were cancelled and a Terry Fox run was postponed.

The move was a precaution to ensure students’ safety, police said. Officers will be at the school from about 7:30 a.m. and remain throughout the day.

They didn’t reveal what the threat was or how it was received.

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