SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: Hamilton school in lockdown due to possible weapon


Published April 17, 2024 at 1:30 pm

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A high school in Hamilton is in lockdown due to the possible presence of a weapon in the building.

Around 1:15 p.m. on April 17, Hamilton police took to social media to announce that Cathedral High School, located in the Wentworth Street North and King Street East area, initiated a lockdown following reports of a possible weapon.

Police say officers are actively searching the premises.

“It’s crucial to emphasize that both staff and students are safe at this time, with police on-site,” police wrote on X.

Updates to follow.

UPDATE: Police have lifted the lockdown.

“The staff and students remained safe. We thank everyone as our officers continue to maintain a presence at and around the school and investigate the information provided,” police wrote on X.

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