Ontario School Was Placed Under Lockdown After Suspect Was Allegedly Seen With An Axe

There were no reported injuries.

Toronto Associate Editor
​Fletchers Creek Senior Public School in Brampton.

Fletchers Creek Senior Public School in Brampton.

On Tuesday, a school in Brampton was placed under lockdown after police were called to the scene due to reports of a dangerous weapon.

At around noon on May 10, Peel Regional Police attended Fletchers Creek Senior Public School in the Malta Avenue and Sir Lou Drive area. Police say that a male youth was allegedly seen with an axe outside of the school.

Police announced on Twitter that the school had been placed in lockdown at around 12:43 p.m., which was later lifted.

There were no reported injuries, and, at the time of publication, police were unable to find the male youth that was believed to be involved.

Peel Regional Police Constable Heather Cannon later spoke in a video posted on Twitter just before 2 p.m.

"We have lifted the lockdown here at the school," she said. "Again, we have not located anybody inside the school that we believe was responsible for holding the axe that was seen outside the school."

"At this point, they are just letting the students out, and they are just going to be checking attendance and letting the kids go back in school.

"The officers were going to be staying on the scene just for a little while longer, but the investigation will still be ongoing, and anybody with any further information can contact us," she said.

Earlier this year, two schools in Brampton were placed in hold and secure after a nearby incident involving a handgun.

It was reported that a man and woman who were dropped off by a "transportation provider" refused to pay and pulled out a handgun.

Police said the pair fled on foot and the victim didn't suffer any physical injuries.

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