Some of the schools in Steinbach were placed in Hold and Secure Wednesday morning. 

Just before 11am, the Hanover School division reported on a Steinbach RCMP presence at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School, and that the school was placed in Hold and Secure. 

Around ten minutes later, at 11:10am, the school division reported that Southwood School and Stonybrook Middle School were also placed in Hold and Secure, “in an abundance of caution.” 

During emergency situations like this, the school division asks that parents avoid calling the school and tying up the phone lines, and to avoid calling their child’s cellphone as this could potentially put the child in greater risk by disclosing their location or drawing attention to them. 

Updated information will be posted on the school division’s website.  

Steinbach online will provide more information as it becomes available.