Weekend break-in closes St. Peter’s

Students arriving for classes this morning at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School found the school closed after an apparent break-in during the weekend sparked an investigation and a clean-up.
Damage consisted of a fire extinguisher being discharged. There are no health and safety concerns, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board says on its site. Staff and students were sent home pending a police investigation and to allow a cleaning of the school to be completed.
Regular classes are expected to resume Tuesday morning. Parents and students are encouraged to look for updates on the school’s website, or the board’s website.
The closing of the school follows an evacuation last month of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School after an unidentified odour was detected. A number of students were sent to the Royal Victoria Hospital for tests after complaining of minor ailments, including headaches.
The fire department’s hazardous-materials team spent the weekend at St. Joe’s investigating the odour. Tests indicated the school was safe to reopen, but no definitive cause of the odour was determined.

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