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Lockdown, hold and secures lifted at Lockview High School and surrounding schools

Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed to Global News that an investigation is underway.
Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed to Global News that an investigation is underway. Global News

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident that resulted in the lockdown of Lockview High School in Fall River, N.S.

In a tweet posted at around 12:30 p.m. Monday, Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) said police were dealing with a “situation in the area.”

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Surrounding elementary and junior highs were placed on hold and secure as a result, according to the board.

Less than an hour later, HRCE said the lockdown and hold and secures were lifted.

Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed in a tweet just before 2:45 p.m. that they were called to a weapons complaint at 12:09 p.m.

The suspect was arrested less than an hour later, according to police, and a weapon was recovered.

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There were no injuries.