For Immediate release:

Police Investigate Weapon Found On School Property

On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 shortly after 9:00am a replica hand gun was located in a garbage dumpster on the property of St John The Baptist Elementary School, 115 London Street South. Hamilton Police attended and seized the firearm. During the course of the investigation, the school was placed in Hold and Secure on the authority of School Administration.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with identifying the origin of the firearm or witnessed its disposal, you are asked to contact East End Criminal Investigations Division, Detective Sergeant M. Kavanagh by calling 905-546-2907.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at