Reports of a man armed with a gun prompted a Brampton high school to be placed in lockdown and two other schools to go into hold-and-secure this afternoon.
Peel Regional Police said they received concerned phone calls from members of the public around 2:00 P.M. on Friday regarding a group of men in the Conestoga Drive and Wexford Road area who may have been carrying a gun. This prompted Heart Lake Secondary School to be put on lockdown while Conestoga Public School and Rowntree Montessori Schools went into hold-and-secure.
Uniformed patrol officers and canine units were sent to the scene along with school resource officers. Three men have been taken into custody and a gun has been recovered.
According to police, there have been no injuries and no victims.
The lockdown and hold-and-secures have since been lifted.
This is the second incident involving a gun that Peel Police have responded to today. One officer was arrested by tactical forces after a botched robbery in Brampton earlier this morning. Two other suspects who were involved in the incident are also be searched for.
Brampton is a Canadian city in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area. Its Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is housed in 19th-century and contemporary buildings. In the center of downtown is the Rose Theatre, a major performing arts venue. In front, Garden Square hosts big-screen movies and live events. Green spaces include Gage Park with its floral gardens. To the north sits Historic Bovaird House, a Victorian home.