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.
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
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.
At this time (1:56 p.m.). Bishop Reding High School in Milton remains in lockdown.
Students and staff are safe, and Halton Police officers remain on scene.
As soon as the lockdown is lifted, we will provide an update here. ^jh
— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) January 10, 2019