Student in custody after two Brampton schools placed under ‘hold and secure’ over knife scare

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Published October 15, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Two Brampton schools were on high alert Friday after reports of a student with a knife.

Peel Regional Police said officers were called to the area of Balmoral Dr. and Bramalea Rd. in Brampton shortly before noon on Friday after receiving calls that a student at Bramalea Secondary School may have been carrying a knife.

Const. Sarah Patten said police responded after a fight between two students was reported to school staff, with one student alleging the other was armed.

Both Bramalea Secondary and St. John Fisher Catholic School were placed on “hold and secure” as a precaution while officers searched for the student, meaning all exterior doors at both schools were locked.

Patten said the student has since been taken into custody and the hold and secure orders at both school have been lifted.

No injuries were reported to police.

Hold and Secure at 2 Brampton schools after reports of someone carrying a knife

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