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Stratford high schools placed on lockdown after teen brings replica weapon to school

Northwestern Secondary School in Stratford. Google Maps

Stratford Police placed all high schools within the city on lockdown Wednesday after it was reported a student had brought a gun to school.

Police were called at around 12:45 p.m. to Northwestern Secondary School over the incident.

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As a precautionary measure, police say all high schools were placed on lockdown until they located the student.

They found the student at around 1:30 p.m. and found a replica weapon nearby.

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They brought the teen to headquarters where they determined he had not intended to harm anyone. Because of this, he was placed in a diversion program rather than being charged with any offences.

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