Mississauga’s Lincoln Alexander Secondary School is in lockdown today after a staff member spotted a youth inside the school carrying a handgun.
Peel police said two youths who fled the school were arrested at a nearby shopping centre.
“A weapon has not yet been recovered,” said Const. J. P. Valade.
A police tactical team and other officers were searching classrooms and areas outside the school for the handgun, police said.
Students were being walked across the street to the Malton Community Centre, one class at a time, as the search continues.
Valade said nobody was injured and that the school, on Morning Star Dr. northeast of Pearson airport, would remain in lockdown until further notice.
Brian Woodland of the Peel District School Board said as a precautionary measure, three elementary schools in the area have also been “secured.”
He said the doors of those schools remain locked, but students were free to move around within the buildings.