Police looking for armed teen who caused lockdown at Toronto high schools

Dec 12 2018, 5:11 pm

Toronto Police are looking for a teenager who caused three school lockdowns last week.

According to police, on Thursday, December 6, they received a call for a “person with a gun” at Western Technical Commercial School, located at 125 Evelyn Crescent.

It is reported that a man entered the school armed with a firearm and threatened a student.

As a result of an investigation, a warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Joshua Hastings of Toronto.

Hastings is wanted for:
1. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
2. Weapons dangerous
3. Carrying a concealed weapon
4. Uttering death threats
5. Mischief – interfere with property
6. Three counts of failure to comply with recognizance

Police say that he should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach, call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Toronto Police Services

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