14-year-old boy charged after BB gun seized at a Brampton school


Published March 10, 2023 at 8:35 am

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A 14-year-old boy faces charges after a BB gun was seized at a Brampton school.

The charges come after Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School went into a hold-and-secure for a weapons call at approximately 10:30 a.m. yesterday (March 9), Peel Regional Police said in a press release today.

Police arrested a young person inside the school, and the BB gun was seized, police said.

There were no reports of injuries, police said.

A 14-year-old boy from Brampton was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The teen can not be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

He was released with conditions and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a future date.

The incident comes in a turbulent week for Peel schools. Threats have been issued against seven schools in Mississauga and Brampton, claiming someone will “shoot them up” today (March 10).

But at this time, police believe the incident at Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School is an isolated event. There is no evidence to suggest that this is related to any other recent school incidents, police said.

Anyone with information on this investigation can contact 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau officers at 905-453-2121 extension 2133. Anyone with video surveillance, dashcam or digital video footage is encouraged to visit our evidence submission page. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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