Police have arrested a 25-year-old Fenelon Falls man after a firearm-related incident Monday morning (May 15) that led to two local schools being placed in lockdown followed by a hold and secure.
Shortly before noon on Monday, officers with City of Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a disturbance call involving a firearm on West Street South in Fenelon Falls.
Officers contained the area as they investigated with the assistance of the local Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team, and the OPP Central Region Tactics and Rescue Unit.
The OPP placed Fenelon Falls Secondary School and Langton Public School in lockdown, followed by a hold and secure, as a precaution.
As a result of the investigation, 25-year-old Tyler Meredith of Fenelon Falls was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, and failure to comply with a probation order.
Meredith is being held in custody nd is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on Friday (May 19).
Hold and secure lifted at Fenelon Falls SS and Langton PS by police.
Buses are on route but behind schedule.
Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/7At86XxJaM
— TLDSB (@TLDSB) May 15, 2023