SEVERN TOWNSHIP A public school here was under a brief hold and secure that was quickly resolved Tuesday afternoon.

Provincial police say they issued the hold and secure at Severn Shores School in the Township of Severn.

On Nov. 12, shortly before 2:30 p.m., the Orillia OPP received a serious call in close proximity to Severn Shores public school that caused police to request a hold and secure.

They say the incident was resolved quickly and the students and staff were able to resume their activities safely.

There was no threat made directly or implied to the school; students or staff.

However, a hold and secure is called when there is an incident going on outside the school environment.

They say these types of incidents could be for on-going police investigations, weather related or anything that warrants extra precautions to be taken.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.

If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police placed a hold and secure on Severn Shores Public School Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 12.