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Student who brought fake gun to North Van high school prompts lockdown

Police received multiple 911 calls from parents wanting to know if their kids at Carson Graham Secondary were safe
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A student who brought a replica gun to Carson Graham Secondary prompted a temporary lockdown Thursday morning. Cindy Goodman | North Shore News files

A high school student who brought a fake gun to school prompted Carson Graham Secondary in North Vancouver to go into lockdown Thursday morning.

North Vancouver RCMP received a report from the school Thursday morning about a student with a possible weapon, said Const. Mansoor Sahak, spokesperson for the detachment.

Students were immediately put in lockdown and kept in their classrooms as a precaution while officers came to the school.

Sahak said police spoke with the student and confirmed that the gun was a replica. That student is now being dealt with through the school, Sahak said.

The lockdown ended around noon.

During the lockdown, Sahak said police received multiple 911 calls from parents wanting to know what was going on and if their children were in any danger.

Sahak advised parents not to call 911 to get information during a lockdown, as it ties up multiple emergency lines.

Regular school operations resumed at noon, according to a letter sent out to parents by school principal Suzette Dohm.

Additional school district counsellors were also made available Thursday to any students who found the incident upsetting.

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