Police vehicles parked at Fringewood Park. Reader photo.

Stittsville Public School on alert after nearby police incident

(Above: Police vehicles parked at Fringewood Park. Reader photo.)

Stittsville Public School was on a precautionary alert for about four hours on Monday as police responded to an incident nearby on Lazy Nol Court in Fringewood.

Police placed the Granite Ridge school in a “Shelter in Place”  mode around  9:30am until early afternoon.  Doors to the school were locked and students were kept inside. Police also advised residents to avoid the area.

One media report called the incident a “standoff” between police and a man barricaded inside a home on Lazy Nol.

Ottawa Police told StittsvilleCentral.ca that the “Shelter in Place” was a precaution as officers checked on the safety and well being of a male on Lazy Nol.  Several police vehicles were seen parked near the street, and one resident reported seeing police with body shields and rifles.

The school board said that students remained safe and classroom instruction continued as normal.

The school sent out this update to parents early in the afternoon.

As a result of a police operation on Lazy Noll [sic] in Stittsville, we were advised to implement a procedure called Shelter In Place. This means: keep everyone indoors, close all exterior doors and windows, keep everyone away from exterior windows/doors and continue normal activities. All doors remained locked. Police were on site to assist.

We have resumed normal school routines. Regular end of the day procedures will continue. Bus students will take buses and students who walk home will follow their normal routines.

Special thank you to all staff, volunteers and students who did an amazing job keeping everyone safe and calm during the procedure.


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