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