Winston Knoll Collegiate was evacuated following a bomb threat Monday morning.
Terry Lazarou speaks on behalf of Regina Public Schools. He said the school received a bomb threat in the morning and the school division decided to evacuate all students and staff from the building just before noon as a precaution.
Classes were cancelled for the afternoon. But the students who were in the developmental centre and the Functional Integrated Academic Program (FIAP) and normally stay at the school over the noon hour were taken to other schools and transported home.
Students at Riffel High School right next to Winston Knoll attended classes normally, but the outside doors were locked as part of a secure-the-building protocol.
Regina police officers searched the building and monitored the nearby area throughout the day but found nothing suspicious. They are also conducting interviews as part of the investigation into the threat.
“If there is enough evidence present, police will pursue criminal charges against the person or persons believed to be responsible for this threat,” the Regina Police Service (RPS) said in a news release.
Late in the afternoon, Lazarou confirmed that classes at Winston Knoll will resume on Tuesday morning.