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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Students kept at schools after report of a possible handgun near NPSS

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary, Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran schools were all locked down after a report of a person with a handgun.

The report came in at 2:17 p.m. to the RCMP that witnesses had seen a male who may have been in possession of a handgun near North Peace Secondary School on 86 street.

All available officers responded to the call and set up a containment area and quickly learned the possible suspect had departed in an unknown green SUV.

The RCMP were able to contact a 23-year-old who turned himself into the Police.  The RCMP believe the alleged handgun was an airsoft pistol.

RCMP believe the public is not at risk regarding this incident.

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The investigation is still in its early stages so no further information will be released at this time.

At first, North Peace Secondary School was placed under a hold and secure and quickly changed to a complete lockdown.  Both Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran were also placed under a hold and secure.  Students were allowed to leave all the schools at 3:15 Wednesday.

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