The Greater Victoria School District (SD 61) has issued a hold and secure for Spectrum Community School. Google.

UPDATE: Police say situation at Saanich’s Spectrum Community School resolved

Greater Victoria School District had issued a hold and secure for the school Thursday morning

Saanich Police say they have “managed to safely resolve” a situation at two Saanich schools.

The Greater Victoria School District (SD 61) had issued a hold and secure for Spectrum Community School and nearby Marigold elementary school Thursday morning, prompting a police response, now resolved.

According to the district’s website, the procedure is used “when it is desirable to secure the school due to an ongoing situation outside the school and not related to the school” such as a near-by robbery or cougar sighting.

“In this situation, the school continues to function normally, with the exterior doors being locked until such time as the situation near the school is resolved,” it reads.

Last week, Bayside middle school in Brentwood Bay issued a hold and secure after receiving a report of a suspicious person on the school grounds with a possible weapon.

Police did not locate any suspects after members of the Central Saanich Police Department, the RCMP and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team searched the grounds.

One student suffered a panic attack during the incident.

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