Mount Pearl Schools Placed in Secure Mode

Mount Pearl schools were placed in "Secure Mode" this afternoon after reports of a person with a handgun in the area.

At approximately 1:30 pm RNC responded.

Police were advised that the male was a teenager and that he allegedly had a handgun.

As a result of the police investigation the male who was alleged to be in possession of the handgun was located.

It was determined that the handgun was a toy.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.