Schools are back to normal, after a hold and secure was put in place yesterday afternoon. Constable Laurie Harkoff from the Kenora OPP, says officers investigating a crime relayed their concerns to staff at the schools right away.

"At approximately 12:15 p.m., the Kenora OPP were advised of a break and enter in progress. Police arrived at the scene and learned that a male and female had left the residence. Police were also advised that the couple had a weapon on them," she said.

The break and enter took place in the city's north end, but all of the schools in the community were included in the added security measures, which were lifted after about two hours, allowing the afternoon school buses to run as usual.

The director of education for the Kenora Catholic District School Board, Derek Haime, said everything went well.

"Everybody did quite well, and we will have an opportunity to debrief just to make sure all our processes worked as we thought they should," he said, as he offered reassurances to parents.

Both the Kenora Catholic and Keewatin-Patricia emphasized students and their staff were safe at all times, and classes were able to continue without disruption, along with the afternoon school bus run.

Police were still looking for the suspects, as of late Monday.

The male was described as wearing a black jacket and balaclava. The female was wearing a green jacket.

If anyone observes these suspects, they should contact the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or 1-888-310-1122.

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