A 16 year-old male is facing two charges following an incident at a Regina high school that resulted in school staff and police enacting a weapons protocol to deal with a potential firearm.
At approximately 2:49 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, police received a report of a male student who was in possession of a weapon believed to be a firearm at a high school in the 5200 block of Rochdale Boulevard. In this situation, the subject male was in a “non-threatening” state, meaning there was no altercation or disturbance in progress. In such situations, police and school staff use that “non-threatening” or quiet state to enact a weapons protocol designed to prevent escalation of the situation. The student was arrested without incident a short time later and no one was injured as a result of this incident. The weapon was confirmed to be a cap gun. Investigation into this incident supports criminal firearms charges against the male youth.
The 16 year-old male cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is facing two charges:
– Possession of imitation weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace [88 CC]; and
– Carrying a concealed weapon [90 CC].
The male was released on an Officer Undertaking and will make his first court appearance in Youth Court on June 12, 2018.