Brampton school lockdowns lifted after shooting
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Monday, May 25, 2009 5:35PM EDT
A lockdown on two Brampton high schools has been lifted and "hold and secure" on six others have ended following a shooting near a community centre on Monday afternoon.
Police say they received call about gunshots after 2 p.m. near Cassie Campbell Community Centre located at 10 Earlsbridge Blvd. near Sandalwood Parkway and Chinguacousy Road.
A male victim has been rushed to hospital and is in stable condition.
Fletchers Meadow Secondary School and St. Edmund Campion Secondary School were under lockdown.
Brisdale Public School, St. Aidan Separate School, Rowntree Elementary School, McCrimmon Middle School, Cheyne Middle School, and St. Bonaventure Catholic Elementary School were placed under "hold and secure."
Police say "hold and secure" implies students must stay in the classroom but they can go about their normal functions in class. Whereas, a lockdown means students must stay on the classroom floor under desks.
Students have been allowed to leave the schools.
The shooting victim is not believed to be a student at any of the schools, police say.
Police are searching the area for an unknown number of suspects. Investigators say a witness saw three people running through the wooded area behind the community centre.
A perimeter had been set up in the area. Parents are being asked to attend the Cassie Campbell Community Centre for further information.
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