Teen arrested after Langley school lockdown

Police closed school after reports of someone entering with a gun.

Police have lifted a lockdown at Langley Secondary, where the school was closed down after reports that someone may have entered carrying a gun.

A 17-year-old man has reportedly been arrested and a replica gun seized.

Police had asked parents to stay away from the school while the Emergency Response Team conducted a search. More than 20 police units were reportedly on scene, with the police chopper Air One  in the area to offer assistance.

 

The Canadian Press has the earlier story:

LANGLEY, B.C. -- Police have converged on a high school in Langley after reports that someone may have entered the building carrying a gun.

Langley Senior Secondary has been locked down and a police emergency response team has been called in, along with police dogs.

Ambulances have been sent to the scene on standby and an RCMP helicopter is also in the area.

Police are asking parents to stay away from the school, adding that the students won't be released until the lockdown is over.

However, police are setting up an area nearby where parents can gather.

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