Police arrest 7 youths at Milton, Ont. school after lockdown

Police in Halton, Ont., say they have arrested seven youths on Thursday afternoon amid lockdowns and security measures at three schools.

Bishop P.F. Redding Catholic Secondary School was placed under lockdown, while nearby Chris Hadfield Public School and St. Peter’s Elementary School were placed under hold and secure procedures. All security measures have now been lifted.

Police say students and staff at all three schools are safe and uninjured. The arrests took place in Milton, Ont., a suburban town northwest of Toronto.

Halton police said seven youth are in custody, but haven’t said why they were arrested at this time. (Andrew Collins/CBC)

Investigators are not seeking any outstanding suspects.

It is not yet clear what prompted the lockdowns.

Police are expected to provide more details at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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