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Thursday January 17th, 2013

Posted at 5:56pm

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St. Joseph’s High School as seen on Google Streetview

Just after 11am this morning, Windsor Police responded to a report of a student possibly in possession of a gun at St. Joseph’s High School.

School officials placed the school under a temporary lockdown while police conducted an investigation.

No gun was ever located.

Police say that the allegation regarding the student with a firearm was started by another St. Joseph’s student who later admitted the allegation was false.

Police have learned that a grade 9 student at St. Joseph’s High School was involved in a physical altercation with a student from another school.  This altercation occurred at St. Joseph’s School on January 16th.  The boy from St. Joseph’s was suspended because he was involved in a fight, but he was granted special permission to return to school today to write an E.Q.A.O test.

Meanwhile, police say that another student at St. Joseph’s fabricated a rumor about the suspended boy saying that he heard him say he had a gun and was going to come to school with it.

That rumor made its way around and eventually a concerned parent of a student at St. Joseph’s school notified police and the school about the allegation.

The boy who has admitted to starting the rumor could face criminal charges and also faces disciplinary action from the school.

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