Youth charged by RCMP after BB gun brought to Wetaskiwin school

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate weapons complaint at Wetaskiwin High School

A youth is facing criminal charges after a BB gun was brought to Wetaskiwin Composite High School June 6.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “On June 6, 2019 Wetaskiwin RCMP received a complaint of a male with a possible weapon at the Wetaskiwin High School.

“School administration received information regarding a video circulating on social media indicating that there was a potential threat to the school. At 1:10 p.m., school administration, working with the Wetaskiwin RCMP, initiated a hold and secure procedure on the information that a firearm may be located outside the school.

“The school remained in a hold and secure pattern until the RCMP confirmed that all potential threats had been contained. The hold and secure procedure ended at approximately 2:30 p.m. School administration have created a letter and forwarded it to parents to advise of the incident.

“A BB gun was located and seized.

“A 15-year-old youth from Maskwacis, Alberta has been charged with the following:

· Carry a concealed weapon

· Mischief to property

“The male youth was released on a Promise to Appear in court, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

“If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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