Two Brampton schools on hold-and-secure after person with a weapon seen: police


Published February 14, 2023 at 12:59 pm

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Two Brampton schools are under hold-and-secure orders after a person with a weapon was reportedly seen outside a school.

Peel Regional Police say officers were called to the area of Great Lakes Dr. and Sandalwood Pkwy. in Brampton around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) for reports of a potential threat at a school.

Police say someone reported seeing a person with a weapon outside a school in the area.

Both Harold Brathwaite Secondary School and St. Issac Jogues Catholic Elementary School have been placed on hold-and-secure orders while police are investigating. No injuries have been reported.

Unlike a full lockdown where there is an internal threat that needs containment, a hold-and-secure is used by police when it’s believed there is an external threat.

Update: Peel Regional Police said the hold-and-secure orders had been lifted for both schools shortly after 1:15 p.m. Police said officers were remaining on scene to investigate the allegations.

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