Two Brampton schools on hold-and-secure after person with a weapon seen: police
Published February 14, 2023 at 12:59 pm
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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– Great Lakes Dr/ Sandalwood Pkwy #Brampton
– potential threat called in – – someone seen w/ what’s believed to be a weapon outside a school
– Harold Brathwaite SS & St Issac Jogues CES in Hold & Secure
–#PRP on scene
– No injuries reported
– R/C 12:30pm
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) February 14, 2023