7 youths arrested following multi-school lockdown in Halton

Jan 10 2019, 7:07 pm

Seven youths are in custody following a multi-school lockdown in Milton.

According to Halton Regional Police, a ‘Hold in Place’ at Bishop Redding High School as well as Chris Hadfield and St. Peter’s elementary schools in Milton were ordered due to police activity on Thursday morning.

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“These orders have been made as a precautionary measure and no imminent threat to students is apparent,” said police at the time.

By lunch hour, police activity continued at three schools, and Bishop Redding was upgraded to a lockdown.

Police initially detained four youths in relation to their investigation, and lifted the Hold and Secures from two schools, while Bishop Redding remained in lockdown.

By 1 pm, police said that seven youths were in custody, with no outstanding suspects.

While the school remained in lockdown, police said that students and staff are safe.

No injuries have been reported.