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Teen facing drug-related charges following lockdown at secondary school in Hamilton

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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.

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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.

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Police say the investigation is ongoing and they’re still seeking witnesses and surveillance video.

Anyone with information can reach out to Hamilton police or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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