Police say a teen is facing charges in connection with an incident that spurred a lockdown at a Hamilton, Ont. secondary school Wednesday.
Investigators say the occurrence began just before 11:00 a.m. with reports of a male potentially carrying a firearm around Bernie Custis Secondary on King Street East.
They say that suspect eventually got into a vehicle and left the area, but was apprehended along with four other occupants over suspicion that one of them had a gun.
No firearm was found in the road stop.
At one point it was believed the weapon had been left in the school in a bag, however, police have yet to confirm, after a search of a recreation centre and Jimmy Thompson Pool.
All five in the vehicle were taken into custody with one, a student at Bernie Custis, facing three charges tied to trafficking cocaine and fentanyl.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and they’re still seeking witnesses and surveillance video.