A 17-year-old male has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm after the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment's investigation of threats being made at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute.
After receiving information shortly after midnight January 25, police ordered a lockdown at the high school.
The school remained closed for approximately one hour this morning while the Hawkesbury OPP, assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit, conducted a search of the premises.
The accused has been detained pending a bail hearing today in L'Orignal court.
"A safety concern" at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute forced a temporary lockdown at the high school this morning. Students have returned to the school after the Ontario Provincial Police requested that buses be redirected to Pleasant Corners Public School.
At 8:35 a.m., police informed administrators with the Upper Canada District School Board that it was safe for staff and students to return to VCI.
Counselling has been made available at the school for staff and students who may require support.
January 6, shortly after 6:00 p.m., officers from the Ontario Provincial Police Hawkesbury detachment, Prescott-Russell Paramedics, Champlain Fire Department, and OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), responded to a collision on Highway 34 between Aberdeen and Ridge Road, south of Vankleek Hill in Champlain Township, involving five vehicles and three pedestrians.
A black Saab was northbound on Highway 34 when its driver initiated a U-turn manoeuvre, resulting in a southbound Mercedes colliding with the black Saab's passenger side. The collision resulted in minor injuries to both drivers; however, the black Saab was left disabled on the southbound lane.
As the occupants had exited their vehicles and were getting assistance from stopped motorists and nearby residents, a white Freightliner commercial vehicle travelling south on Highway 34 collided with the disabled black Saab which was pushed onto the southbound shoulder, striking several pedestrians and a parked vehicle belonging to one of the stopped motorists. Meanwhile, the white Freightliner continued southbound and struck a parked vehicle belonging to the nearby residents. The Freightliner then rolled onto its side and came to rest in the southbound ditch.
Three pedestrians and three vehicle drivers were transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Most were later released, though one of the pedestrians remained as a result of more serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
Highway 34 remained closed for several hours.
The black Saab’s driver, a 57-year-old woman from Vaudreuil-Dorion, will face charges; however, none has been laid at this time.
With Tagwi back in the high school football league this season, the Harvest Bowl too made its return, and the Glengarry Gaels, who won the event in its last incarnation four years ago, weren't about to cough up the cup, as the boys in red scored a decisive 42-0 victory today over the Warriors, in the game played at VCI in Vankleek Hill.
Be sure to check out our photo gallery of images.
The next edition of The Glengarry News will have full coverage.
It looks like it might be a rainy one tonight at the VCI pitch in Vankleek Hill, where the host Grey Shirts are slated to play Alexandria FC to determine which side advances to play Dunvegan in the Glengarry Soccer League finals and which squad hangs up its cleats for the season.
Game time is set for 8:30pm.
For more soccer news, please see the Aug. 17 edition of The Glengarry News.
Two women have been arrested after Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police officers seized about $200,000 in marijuana at an indoor pot-growing operation on Terry Fox Drive in Vankleek Hill Tuesday.
The owner Jacqueline Rouleau, 40, and Christine Larocque, 50, were charged with the illegal production and possession of cannabis.