Update on Yesterday's Lockdown
2017-11-23 10:22 PST
File # 2017-43544
Police arrested a youth believed to be the ‘suspicious male’ in the east field of Brookswood Secondary School. The 17 year old Langley teen was released from custody bound by a number of conditions.
The events leading up to yesterday’s lockdown still require some clarification. 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.
Rumours and conjecture on social media both during and after the events of yesterday 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.
Police will continue with their investigation and if warranted, documentation will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for their consideration.
Cpl. Holly LargyMedia Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
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