The following release was issued by the Cornwall Police Service on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019:
Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is currently conducting an investigation at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS), located at 437 Sydney Street.
The school is currently under lockdown and police officers are on scene conducting the investigation.
At this time, we are asking parents and students to not attend the school and to avoid the area to permit police to safely conduct the investigation.
More details will be released as they become available.
Update 12:39 p.m.
The investigation into the lockdown at CCVS remains ongoing at this time. We can confirm no one has been injured and students and staff members have been safely secured under lockdown.
Please continue to follow our social media pages and website for all updates pertaining to this investigation. Please refrain from contacting our dispatch unless you have information pertaining to this investigation. We are continuing to ask parents and students to please not attend within the vicinity of the school to allow for police to conduct the investigation.
We will be providing more information when it becomes available.
Update 2:07 p.m. – Lockdown lifted
The lockdown at CCVS has been lifted. Police are assisting with students being safely dismissed from school for the day. Bus transportation will resume as usual. The CPS would like to thank all students, staff members and parents/guardians for their cooperation as we conducted the investigation in the interest of the safety of everyone within the school.