ONTARIO: Mississauga high school lockdown leads to criminal charges against Rahim Rashidi

PEEL Regional Police’s investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have charged Rahim Rashidi, 21, of MIssissauga in relation to a weapons offence that caused a lockdown at a Mississauga high school.

On Tuesday (June 5) at 9:56 a.m., Peel Regional Police received a call from administrators at T.L. Kennedy Secondary School in regards to a male within the premise that was possibly in possession of a weapon. School Resource Officers with the assistance of officers from the tactical, canine and uniform units attended to locate the individual.

All floors and rooms of T.L. Kennedy Secondary School were searched by officers. An adult male student was arrested and found to be in possession of a replica pellet gun. There were no injuries to students or staff of the school.

Rashidi was charged with weapons dangerous and mischief. He was released with a future court date in July.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact investigators at 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 1233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.