Three schools in northern Nova Scotia were locked down earlier today when someone told police they had spotted a person carrying a weapon in the west end of Amherst.
Deputy police Chief Ian Naylor says the suspicious sighting has not been confirmed.
However, he says police informed the principal of nearby Amherst Regional High School, who responded by locking the school's doors and telling students to stay inside.
The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board then temporarily locked down E.B. Chandler Junior High school and the Spring Street Academy elementary school.
Mr. Naylor says police searched Amherst Regional and posted officers outside the other two schools.