Public schools in Lloydminster, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, have returned to regular operations after being in a form of lockdown.
The school division locked all doors, added supervision and kept students inside Wednesday following a warning from the RCMP that a potentially violent high-risk sex offender was on the loose.
Michael Sean Stanley has a long history of sex offences, including taking children from playgrounds.
His electronic monitoring bracelet was found Tuesday on the roof of a business in Lloydminster – it had been cut off.
The Lloydminster Public School Division says RCMP have indicted it’s very likely that Stanley is no longer in the city and there’s no evidence of the vehicle he is suspected of driving.
The division says extra supervision will continue and parents may keep driving their children to and from school as a precaution.
There are about 4,000 children in the Lloydminster Public School Division at six elementary and four high schools.
The modified lockdown implemented Wednesday still allowed students to move around within the schools.