Oakville teenager arrested after student threatened with knife at high school

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Published November 9, 2021 at 4:05 pm

A 17-year-old Oakville youth has been arrested after an Oakville high school student was threatened with a knife early Tuesday afternoon.

Halton Regional Police say charges are pending after responding to reports at around 12:15 p.m. that someone had come up to a student at Garth Webb Secondary School and threatened them with a knife.

No physical injuries were sustained in the interaction.

While officers of the Tactical Rescue Unit went to the school and conducted a search for a suspect, Garth Webb was placed into a lockdown.

Captain R. Wilson Public School and St. Joan of Arc Elementary School were also placed into a hold-and-secure.

A suspect was located in a wooded area adjacent to the school at 12:50 p.m.

Police say no further details pertaining to the suspect will be provided as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the on-duty Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4777, ext. 2210.

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

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