Police say a call about a handgun that led to a hold and secure at four Greater Victoria schools was deemed unfounded.
According to Saanich police, just after 10 a.m., a driver on the Trans-Canada highway reported two teenagers on an overpass appeared to have a handgun.
École Marigold, Colquitz Middle School, Spectrum Community School and St. Joseph’s Elementary School were put under a hold-and-secure procedure just before 10:30 a.m. This means the outside doors were locked but classes continued inside the school. The hold-and-secure was lifted just before 10 a.m.
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Police said they spoke to numerous people and searched the area, but did not find any other witnesses or teenagers who matched the description the driver had provided.