Hold-and-secure placed on Hamilton school after 14-year-old girl brings BB gun


Published October 5, 2023 at 8:55 am

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A Hamilton school was briefly placed on hold-and-secure status yesterday after a teen brought a BB gun onto the property.

Police responded to a report of a firearm at Sherwood Secondary School, at 75 Palmer Rd., around noon, Hamilton Police told intheHammer.

A 14-year-old girl entered the school with a BB gun and confronted a 17-year-old female student from Sherwood Secondary School, police said.

Staff at the school were able to take the BB gun from the teen, but she then grabbed a metal pole and attempted to strike the other student, police said.

Police arrived within minutes of the report and took a teenage girl into custody.

The 14-year-old is not a Sherwood Secondary School student, police added.

Sherwood went into the hold-and-secure from around 12:05 p.m. to approximately 12:15 p.m.

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