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Richmond school went into "hold and secure" mode during police incident

It's understood Kingswood elementary activated the safety mode due to police activity in the area on Tuesday morning
Kingswood elementary went into a "hold and secure" protocol Tuesday morning

A Richmond elementary school was placed into a “hold and secure” protocol earlier on Tuesday, reportedly due to a police incident in the area.

Richmond School District confirmed to the Richmond News that Kingswood elementary – on King Road, close to No. 5 Road – was subject to the safety procedure, more commonly known as a “lockdown.”

According to residents in the area, there was a significant police presence near the aforementioned intersection, as well as at Williams and No. 4 roads this morning.

One resident reported on social media witnessing a two-vehicle crash in the neighbourhood this morning, although it’s not clear if it was connected to the police presence or the school lockdown.

A spokesperson for the school district said Kingswood reopened its doors at around 9:40 a.m.

The News has reached out to Richmond RCMP for more information.