Three Brampton schools were put in hold-and-secure mode Tuesday morning after reports of young men with a gun in the Vodden Street East and Rutherford Road area.

The order was lifted around 10 a.m. at the affected schools — Central Peel Secondary School, Agnes Taylor Public School and Madoc Drive Public School.

A parent told police they saw young men with a firearm in the area. The Peel District School Board later said the item that sparked the order was likely a lighter.