The latest details on the manhunt in the Beaches…Twelve east-end schools were put in hold-and-secure mode Thursday afternoon as police searched for a man said to be armed and dangerous in and around the Beaches area.
The affected schools are Norway Junior Public School, Williamson Road Junior Public School, Kew Beach Junior Public School, Bowmore Road Public School, Balmy Beach Community School, Glen Ames Senior Public School, Adam Beck Junior Public School, Courcelette Public School Notre Dame, St. Denis, St. John and Monarch Park Collegiate Institute —they’re in hold-and-secure mode as a precaution.
Police don’t believe the suspect, 18-year-old Nicholas Dillion-Jack, is at any of the schools.
“Hold-and-secure are the doors are locked to the school and school life continues on as normal. Most students … probably don’t have any knowledge of what’s going on right now,” Toronto District School Board spokesman Ryan Bird told CityNews.
Dillion-Jack is accused of stabbing a man in the chest during a fight inside the St. Stephen’s Community House in Kensington Market on May 23.
“There’s information to believe that he is considered armed and dangerous and he may be in possession of a firearm,” Const. Tony Vella told CityNews.
Officers are combing residential streets in the area, looking for the suspect. Police believe he’s armed with a handgun.
**UPDATE** The Hold-and-secure has been lifted at all schools, although the search for the suspect is still ongoing…from Toronto Police: “Anyone with info as to the whereabouts of Nicholas Dillion-Jack, 18, call police immediately. Do not approach” **