North Surrey Secondary School lockdown over
Police say they were investigating a weapons call
The lockdown at North Surrey Secondary School is over.
Surrey RCMP said officers responded to an unconfirmed report of a person with a gun at 160th Street near 96th Avenue, and the school was put under lockdown as a precaution starting at 2:50 p.m. PT
Police say they are still on scene conducting their investigation and several people from inside the residence they had earlier surrounded have been detained.
Witnesses say the home was a boarded up, abandoned house.
A reporter on scene said at one point during the incident, police had eight young people with their hands tied behind their backs.
Number of young people seated on the curb. Looks like many have their hands zap strapped behind their backs <a href="https://t.co/TFJ8Wmf0QY">pic.twitter.com/TFJ8Wmf0QY</a>—@Jesse_Johnston
The school itself was not directly involved in the incident, but students were asked to remain inside.
Police also said 160th Street had been reopened to traffic and pedestrians.
Bill Jensen, a parent with a son at the school, said he counted 16 police cars and seven police SUVs at the scene, as well as ambulances and fire trucks.
Unfolding: we're responding to a weapons call at a residence 9700 block of 160th street. North Surrey Secondary locked down as precaution.—@SurreyRCMP