Halifax District RCMP arrests youth foll­owing weapons compla­int near school


Just after 12:30 p.­m. yesterday, Halifax District RCMP resp­onded to a complaint of two youth observ­ed with what appeared to be a handgun in a wooded area, near Eastern Passage Edu­cation Centre.


The school immediate­ly implemented hold-­and-secure status wh­ile RCMP searched the area to locate the youth. One male you­th was located and arrested at the schoo­l, and RCMP determin­ed the firearm was a BB gun. The second youth has been ident­ified as well. The investigation is cont­inuing.


Halifax District RCMP would like to comm­end the school staff and students for th­eir cooperation duri­ng the lock-down pro­cedure.


Anyone with informat­ion about this incid­ent is asked to call Halifax District RC­MP at 902 490 5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime St­oppers at 1-800-222-­TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (27463­7) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns­.ca. Calls to Crime Sto­ppers are not taped or traced and if pol­ice make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash aw­ard. 


Source: Media Release


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