Six male youths have been taken into custody at Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton after a reported threat.
The high school along with Chris Hadfield Public School and St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School were initially ordered to ‘hold in place’ due to police activity in the area around noon Thursday. Bishop Reding was upgraded to a lockdown a short time later.
According to the high school’s Twitter account, police were inside the building conducting an investigation and officers secured the perimeter of the property.
Bishop Reding has been place in lockdown mode due to a reported threat. The police are in the building conducting an investigation, and the perimeter of the school property has been secured. We will tweet with further information.
— Bishop Reding (@BishopReding) January 10, 2019
Police had received information about a group of males chasing another youth with a gun in the area.
4 youths have been detained at Bishop Redding High School in relation to the police investigation. The high school remains in lockdown at this time. The Hold & Secure on both nearby elementary schools has been lifted and those schools are returning to regular operations. ^PD
— HRPS Milt HHills (@HRPSMiltHH) January 10, 2019
Halton police say all staff and students at the schools are safe.
At this time, we can confirm that all students and staff at the three Milton schools are safe, and that no injuries have been incurred.
Additional updates will follow; thank you for your patience. ^jh
— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) January 10, 2019
The lock down was lifted once all suspects were in custody. Police did find a knife and pellet gun.