Two 15 year old boys charged following lockdown at Port Colborne High School
Two 15 year old boys are facing weapons charges after a lockdown at Port Colborne High School.
Niagara Regional Police were called to the school yesterday afternoon after reports that one boy was seen carrying a gun.
Police placed the school in lockdown as they searched the school and surrounding area.
Nothing was found and students were sent home.
Officers say there were no physical injuries reported.
As the investigation continued officers found a firearm outside of the school.
Two 15 year old boys are now facing charges.
The first has been charged with Possession of a Weapon, Careless use of a Firearm, and Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a licence.
The second youth has been charged with Possession of a Weapon, and Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a licence.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1008980.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.