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Dakota Collegiate no longer in lockdown after man arrested with gun

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Dakota Collegiate and Victor Mager School in St. Vital were in lockdown after a man was brandishing a gun in one of the parking lots this afternoon.

At approximately 1 p.m., a staff member from Victor Mager approached two adults who were engaged in an argument in a parking lot on the elementary school grounds. While attempting to intervene, one of the men pointed a gun at the staff member.

Dakota and Victor Mager went into a lockdown situation soon after. Police were called to the scene and the man was arrested. There were no reports of any injuries.

High school students from inside Dakota report teachers and staff rounded up the students into the theatre, where they waited for roughly an hour. Both schools are no longer in lockdown, according to the Louis Riel School Division.

The division issued a release late this afternoon indicating that all students and staff are safe. Officials are also providing support staff to teachers, students and educational assistants, at their request.

 

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