Two Toronto high schools on lockdown following reports of man with gun

Dec 6 2018, 4:37 pm

Update: At 2:47 pm, Toronto police confirmed the lockdown has been lifted. Additionally, one student now requires medical attention but is conscious and breathing.

Update: The lockdown at Western TCS, Ursula Franklin Academy and The Student School have now been lifted.

Update: Toronto District School Board says that while the lockdown continues, students will soon be released incrementally by Toronto Police. All the hold and secures are in the process of being lifted, TDSB says dismissal will be as usual.

Update:  Police are now staging an area for attending parents at 2178 Bloor Street West at the Runnymede Library.

Update: As of 12:01, Toronto police say a third school is now on lockdown, The Student School. High Park Alternative School and Mountview Alternative School are now under hold and secure.

Two high schools in Bloor West Village are currently on lockdown after a man with a gun was seen in the building Thursday morning.

Police say they responded to a call around 10 am at Western Technical-Commercial School on Evelyn Crescent near Runnymede Road and Annette Street after a male was seen with a gun.

Officers are currently on scene and no injuries have been reported.

At this time, Western Technical-Commercial School and Ursula Franklin Academy & The Student School, which are located in the same building, remain under lockdown.

As a precaution, Keele Street PS, Runnymede PS, Annette Street PS, and Humberside CI are in hold and secure.

Just before 11:50 am, police provided an update and said the school still remain under lockdown as police continue to investigate.

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