HANLEY — Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery at the Hanley Hotel late Friday morning.
According to a press release issued by Saskatoon RCMP, police received the call around 11:18 a.m. on Friday. Few details about the incident were available, but police said an investigation was underway.
As a precaution, Hanley Composite School was placed in hold-and-secure mode, in which exterior doors were locked and monitored and classes could continue.
Principal Chris Tucker said the situation was not to be confused with a lockdown, but stressed that the day was continuing as normally as possible.
“Students are safe, and school’s moving on like normal for the afternoon,” he said just before 2 p.m.
He could not provide any further details, referring media inquiries to Prairie Spirit School Division, which had been notified of the situation.
Police stated that parents and community members were asked not to attend the school due to the situation.
More details would be reported as they became available, police stated.