Teen arrested for lockdown

A teenager has been arrested in relation to a school lockdown in Langley.

RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy said the 17 year old is believed to be the "suspicious male" seen in the east field of Brookswood Secondary School, Wednesday.

“The events leading up to yesterday’s lockdown still require some clarification,” said Largy. “It would appear there had been a confrontation involving pepper spray in the morning between a Brookswood student and our suspect. Police believe he returned to the school grounds later in the day and may have been in possession of a firearm.

“The firearm has not been recovered at this time, and there are multiple witnesses and involved parties still to be interviewed. The possibility the firearm was a replica is being investigated.”

Largy said rumours and conjecture on social media did little to assist police in their efforts.

“Rather, the rumours served to hinder the investigation and escalated the anxiety suffered by the parents waiting for their children,” she said.

The suspect teen was released from custody bound by a number of conditions.

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