Police release school from ‘lockdown’

Alarms have been quieted at two Barrie schools following a police investigation of a ‘suspicious’ male and the possibility he may have been in possession of a firearm.
However, after locating a teen near a public school, police determined there was no weapon, and no criminal act had occurred.
The incident began shortly before noon when police received a report of a ‘suspicious’ male near a south-end Barrie elementary school. As a safety measure, police placed the school in a ‘lockdown’ mode, which basically means no one coming or going from the premises. A nearby secondary school was placed in a ‘hold and secure’ position.
Both schools were ‘released’ after 40 minutes, police say.

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