April 16th – Hammarskjold Closed Due To Threat


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – For the 14th time, Hammarskjold High School has been closed due to an anonymous threat.

The reward for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible has increased to over $15,000 due to donations from the public.


Below is the statement released by Lakehead Public Schools.

Due to an anonymous threat received by Thunder Bay Police, Hammarskjold High School will be closed for the entire day today, Tuesday, April 16.

Buses will be returning students home. Students without keys will be dropped off at Superior CVI.


All efforts will be made to reopen on Wednesday, April 17.

With Hammarskjold HS closed due to a threat, the following schools are on a Hold and Secure until further notice Algonquin Avenue Public School, CD Howe Public School and Gron Morgan Public School. This is only a PRECAUTION.

UPDATE: Hold and secures have been lifted as of 9:30 am.



6 Replies to “April 16th – Hammarskjold Closed Due To Threat”

  1. Well at least it was early enough that the kids didn’t walk to school already, only to be turned back around.

    1. Wow – is this a part of a plan to keep police in one area of the city… while doing something worse in another part of the city? Just a thought ….

  2. From what I’ve read, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again with the expectation of a different result.

    Maybe it’s time for authorities to change how they are responding to this obvious series of bogus threats?

    A) Ignore them completely and resume classes as per usual or;

    B) Post police/security guards at entrances and shake down every person coming into the school including teachers, administrators, custodial and cleaning personnel.

    Authorities need to sh!t or get off the pot with this issue. It’s stupid to carry on as they have been.

  3. This makes no sense.

    Between security cameras outside and posting security guards inside after hours, these calls would be considered nothing more than pranks.

    But when they nail the person, nothing short of prison time, regardless of the age, should deter future any repeat wanna-be terrorists.

  4. Why not get a hold of the NSA (National Security Agency) down in the States to track this person down?The can find almost any body. Just a suggestion. Stay safe people!

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