Water gun prompts full and partial lockdowns at two Burlington, Ontario schools


Published May 1, 2024 at 1:21 pm

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Both a full and partial lockdown have been lifted at two Burlington schools following the sighting of a weapon that turned out to be a water gun.

Earlier today (May 1), Halton police took to social media to announce that Notre Dame Secondary School, located on Headon Forest Drive, was in lockdown for a police investigation. Police also said that St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School, located nearby on Deer Run Avenue, was in a hold and secure (or partial lockdown).

This afternoon, a Halton police spokesperson told inhalton.com that police were called to Notre Dame after a “possible firearm” was spotted in the parking lot.

Further investigation revealed that the suspected firearm was a water gun, and the lockdown and hold and secure were lifted.

After the full and partial lockdowns were lifted, police thanked the public for cooperating with officers, who had asked residents to avoid the area.

Police say no injuries were reported in connection with the incident and no charges were laid.

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