Charges have been laid in connection to the incident involving a Regina high-school entering “Secure-the-Building”* protocol, yesterday, October 27, 2016.
The school, F. W. Johnson at 400 Fines Drive, enacted a “Secure-the-Building” mode at about 10:15 a.m. yesterday, October 27, 2016, as the result of a spoken comment that was interpreted as a potential threat. Although the comment was rather vague, it was taken seriously by school administration and police.
Police investigation led to the identity of the individual alleged to have made the threatening comment. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the “Secure-the-Building” protocol was ended. Further investigation into this matter led to the recovery of bladed weapons in the possession of two young males.
A fifteen year-old, who will not be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with: Carrying a concealed weapon [CC 90] and Uttering Threats [CC 264.1(1)(A)].
A sixteen year-old, who will not be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with: Public mischief [CC 140(1)(A)]; and Possession of a weapon [CC 88].
The youths are scheduled to make their first appearance in Provincial Youth Court on December 8th, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
* “Secure the Building”: Is a situation where it is believed a threat is currently outside the building resulting in the decision to secure the school whereby all outside doors will be locked to secure the building. Each exterior door is to be monitored by designated school staff until Secure the Building mode has been lifted. Entry and exit of the building will be at the front doors only and are to be monitored by police and school administration. Regular interior school activities continue in a controlled manner.