Students and staff at Gander Collegiate, along with the neighbouring College of the North Atlantic campus and St. Paul's Intermediate, are back to classes as usual after being on lockdown for about an hour this morning due to a threatening letter.
Around 10 a.m., handwritten letter was received at Gander Collegiate, and staff immediately contacted the RCMP.
"The principal at the high school received a letter that was threatening towards the staff there," said Sgt. Randy Freeborn of the RCMP. "They were concerned that it might be someone in the area."
Freeborn said officers swept the area and determined there was no threat at the school.
The RCMP will not reveal the nature of the threat at this time.
"We're still keepng the file open," Freeborn said. "I dont want to trigger a bunch of copycats, which is always a concern with these things."
Freeborn said the RCMP hopes to find the letter writer by getting DNA from the letter.
Gander Collegiate has received a threatening letter, according to a news release from the RCMP.
The RCMP responded to the call shortly after 10 a.m. this morning. The school was put into lockdown as a precaution, and the RCMP is investigating.
The school is expected to re-open within a half hour.
The Telegram will follow this story and provide more information as it becomes available.