Youth charged by RCMP after BB gun brought to Wetaskiwin school

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