A Hamilton private school has been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) after allowing students inside the building during Ontario's stay-at-home order.

Michelle Shantz, senior communications officer at the City of Hamilton, told Narcity that bylaw officers had received several complaints about Tapply Binet College before investigating.

"Licensing received two complaints about the school: first complaint received on April 21, and the second on May 3. Officers investigated and observed students in the building," Shantz said.

"The location did not have a school direction or approval from the Minister of Health to be open – no documents provided. Therefore two ROA charges were issued," she added.

However, Sue Davidson, the school's principal, told CBC that they are allowed to stay open and are operating for the benefit of the students. According to Davidson, there were 10 students in the school and all of them were wearing masks.