The police operation that began early in the afternoon at the Armand-Corbeil secondary school in Terrebonne has ended, the region’s inter-municipal police service announced. One individual was arrested.
“The Police Department confirms that Armand-Corbeil High School is safe,” authorities announced at 2:30 p.m. “There is no longer any threat to students or staff at the school. The intervention led to the arrest of an individual who will be interviewed by our criminal investigations office. »
Social workers are on site to greet students. “Therefore, his departure will be gradual and could therefore take longer than usual,” warns the police.
Previously, the Police Department announced that it was searching for a “potentially dangerous” individual who could be inside the school. “A “code black” containment measure was preventively activated at the request of the Police Department to optimize searches. »
Authorities say no shots were fired and the students are safe. The alert was given around 1:00 p.m. and the students were confined to the classrooms.
The police service says it is working “in partnership” with the school service center “to inform and reassure parents.”
They received a notice from the Affluents School Service Center informing them of the situation. “Please do not travel to school and expect further communications to be sent to you via text and email,” the message states.
However, the parents decided to go there, confirms Marilyne Archambault, who lives very close to the school. Several dozen concerned parents are currently in front and behind the school and are being kept away by police and paramedics, blocking access to the building. “The police don’t tell us anything, but we know that if there had been shots, we wouldn’t be able to be so close to the school on the sidewalk,” she told us over the phone.
METERme Archambault says he was unable to contact his son, a high school student. “Students are confined and are not allowed to use their phones. »
“They tell us they are safe,” adds M.me Archambault. “But for me, my son will be safe when he is home. »