Update: St. Mary’s High School Closure

Waterloo Catholic District School Board Community,

We are writing to provide an update on the recent incident which led to the two-day closure of St. Mary’s High School.

Over the last two days, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has been working diligently to investigate the threats of harm made to the St. Mary’s community. Following their investigation, they have determined that there is no longer a safety concern for the St. Mary’s High School community. For this reason, the school will reopen on Monday, June 3, 2024, for students and staff.

As an additional measure, there will be an increased police presence at St. Mary’s, and in the surrounding area, to ensure the continued safety of our community.

We are thankful for the assistance of WRPS during this challenging time. Their thorough investigative work allows us to resume classes on Monday. While the investigation is still ongoing, we are reminded that this matter is not to be taken lightly and the person responsible could be charged criminally with offences such as Public Mischief or Uttering Threats, both of which can carry a maximum sentence of five years.

We understand that this has been a difficult time for the students, staff, and community at large, and we are thankful for the outpouring of support that St. Mary’s administration and staff have received. We urge our students and staff to prioritize their well-being during this period and reach out for support if needed. Our social work department and school support staff are here to assist you.

We appreciate your patience and support as we navigated this situation.