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Replica Gun Forces Fort Frances School Lockdown

Posted at: 12/06/2012 2:13 PM
Updated at: 12/06/2012 2:14 PM

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Police arrested a 16-year-old male who brought a replica firearm to Fort Frances High School on Thursday.

The school entered lockdown at 11:50 a.m. after a male was observed at the school with what was suspected to be a replica firearm.  The lockdown lasted about an hour until Ontario Provincial Police officers located the 16-year-old off-campus, who confirmed he had a replica handgun.

Police are conducting an investigation.  They are encouraging parents to speak with their children about the incident and contact school administration is they feel additional support is required.