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CanadaHigh schools in lockdown after man spotted with gun in High Park: Toronto police

20:31  06 december  2018
20:31  06 december  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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High schools in lockdown after man spotted with gun in High Park: Toronto police© Nick Westoll / File / Global News Police said no gunshots were fired and no injuries have been reported.

A building which houses three high schools in Toronto is under lockdown after police said a person was spotted with a gun in the area on Thursday morning.

Toronto police said they received a call just before 10 a.m. of a male reported to have a gun near Western Technical-Commercial School near Bloor Street West and Runnymede Road in High Park.

The school shares the same building with Ursula Franklin Academy and The Student School.

Police said no gunshots were fired and no injuries have been reported.

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High : 47° | Low: 38°. Police confirmed to the news station that officers spoke with a man after witnesses said he was walking near the school with what looked like a gun . The school sent an alert to parents at 8:15 a. m . that the lockdown was lifted and the school day would proceed as normal.

Authorities said the lockdown was administered in order for officers to investigate the incident and search for the suspect.

The Toronto District School Board said Runnymede PS, Annette Street PS and Humberside CI have all been placed in hold and secure. A similar advisory at Keele Street PS was lifted at noon on Thursday.

Police have yet to release a description of the male reported in the incident.

Toronto police searching for armed suspect who sparked lockdown at three high schools.
Toronto police have released a photo of a suspect after a reported gun sighting caused three high schools in Bloor West Village to go on lockdown last Thursday. The lockdown at Western Technical-Commercial School, Ursula Franklin Academy and The Student School, which went on for five hours, started after police received a call in the morning that an armed man had been spotted inside the building. He also threatened a student, police alleged in a news release Wednesday. Police said last week that the suspect was a former student of Western Tech, police said.

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