Police investigation delays start of school day in Vankleek Hill; “counselling made available”

VANKLEEK HILL – Counselling has been made available to staff and students at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute following a police investigation that delayed the start of the school day this morning.

In a press release issued this afternoon, the Upper Canada District School Board says that incoming VCI buses and students arriving by foot were all redirected to Pleasant Corners Public School because of a “safety concern identified and reported to police.”

Police informed administrators at 8:35 a.m. that it was safe for staff and students to return to the building.

“Counselling has been made available at the school for staff and students who may require support,” says the board, which has not elaborated on the situation that continues to be the subject of a police investigation.

The school and the board are said to be cooperating with Ontario Provincial Police on that investigation.