Police make arrest after Brampton school put on lockdown, students report seeing ‘man with a handgun’

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Published October 29, 2021 at 12:51 pm

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One person is in custody after students at a Brampton school reported seeing a man with a gun on Friday.

Peel Regional Police said Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School in Brampton was put on lockdown just before 12:30 on Friday after students reported seeing “a male with a handgun.”

All interior doors to the building were locked, and nearby Castlemore Public Elementary School was placed on a “hold and secure” as a precaution.

Police said they have one person in custody, and that the lockdown and hold and secure orders have been lifted.

“The suspect in this incident has been arrested by officers after a brief foot pursuit,” police said in a statement on Twitter.

In an unrelated incident, Central Peel Secondary School in Brampton was also placed on a “hold and secure” following what police called a “disturbance” at a convenience store close to the school.

Police said they were called to a store in the area of Queen St. and Kennedy Rd. just after 12 p.m. on Friday after someone was sprayed with “an unknown substance.”

The suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot, and a PRP spokesperson said the school was placed on hold and secure due to its proximity to the convenience store.

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