A 17-year-old male is in custody and a replica handgun has been recovered after a lockdown at Langley Secondary School, east of Vancouver.
Police say four men and one woman entered the school with a gun on Tuesday morning.21405 56th Avenue, Langley, B.C.
The school was locked down after police received two separate calls, the first at about 11:30 a.m. PT, reporting someone had entered the school with what was believed to be a gun.
The building, at 21405 56th Avenue, was surrounded by police while officers conducted a thorough search, looking inside every room in the building and searching lockers for firearms.
Parents were asked to stay away from the school and instead head to a staging area at the Twin Rinks arena on the Langley by-pass. Police said workers from Langley Victim and Client Support Services would be on hand to offer assistance.
Ben McLeod, a Grade 12 student at Langley Secondary, told CBC News he saw the Emergency Response Team enter the school.
"The ERT team is here. I see about 30 police cars undercover, three SUV's. The ERT team has entered the school, I'm not sure what they are doing," said McLeod.