Clearmeadow P.S. Reopening Tomorrow January 27

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Overnight, we were made aware of a potential alleged threat against Clearmeadow PS in Newmarket. The school immediately notified York Regional Police (YRP) and, with central staff, cooperated with YRP through the course of their investigation. 

While the investigation was ongoing, as a precautionary measure, the decision was made to close the school to in-person learning for today. 

We have confirmed with York Regional Police that there is no threat to the school and regular operations will resume tomorrow. A young teen was arrested by York Regional Police for posting the threat and YRP confirmed there were no weapons accessible. There is also no cause for concern or additional safety measures beyond those already in place at other school locations. 

We would like to thank York Regional Police for their prompt and effective response overnight to support the school. We would also like to thank the students and staff of the school for their calm response and shifting seamlessly to online learning and working. 

We appreciate an incident of this nature may cause students to require support, our focus at the school will be on supporting student and staff well-being.  The Board’s mental health clinicians and community support resources will be made available to the school in the coming days.