Oakville high school in lockdown after male spotted with firearm (Update)

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Published May 31, 2022 at 2:53 pm

HRPS UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): Police found a 16-year-old male on the school property and placed him under custody. A replica handgun was seized by police.

The teenager is now potentially facing weapons related charges.

There is no known, ongoing, related threat to public safety. The investigation is continuing and a heavy police presence is expected to continue in the area.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

HRPS UPDATE 3:32 P.M. – The suspect is in custody. Investigation ongoing. The Lockdown at White Oaks Secondary School and all other Hold & Secures have been lifted. No reports of injuries.
There is no known, ongoing, related threat to public safety.
Expect continued police presence in the area.

UPDATE 3 P.M. -Officers conducted a search of the school and the surrounding area. Police are looking for a male, who is described as wearing a blue and white shirt, black shorts, with a backpack.
Halton Regional police are asking the public report any potential sighting of this male or any other suspicious activity to them.

An Oakville high school is under lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a male with a firearm was spotted in the area.

White Oaks Secondary School is currently in lockdown after a male was seen in the area with a gun.

Other schools in the area have gone into a Hold and Secure. Ecole Gaetan Gervais, Montclair Public School, St. Michael Elementary, Munns and Ecole Elementaire Du Chene have been placed in Hold and Secure.

There is a heavy police presence in the area and the public is being asked to please avoid the area.

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