Heavy police presence over ‘student safety concern’ at Tagwi S.S.

In this October 2016, file photo, a SD&G O.P.P. cruiser sits outside Tagwi Secondary School, east of Avonmore. The school had a heavy police presence near the end of the school day Thursday after a 'student safety concern'. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

Update 9:10 a.m. Friday: This story has been updated from an earlier version to show confirmation from SD&G O.P.P. they were dealing with a mental health call at the school.

AVONMORE – A heavy police presence greeted students at Tagwi Secondary School as they left classes to go home Thursday.

A posting on the school’s Facebook page said SD&G O.P.P. were dealing with “a student safety concern off school property.”

The posting by Principal Ewen McIntosh said school administration had worked with police on the matter.

SD&G O.P.P. confirm an earlier report they were dealing with a despondent young man who ran into the woods.

Tagwi Secondary School is asking parents to remind their children that they are safe and having police on site assisting schools is a good thing.

Support services are in place at the school for anyone who may need counselling.

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