Pictou District RCMP are currently investigating a threat received by the Pictou Academy.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. this morning, Pictou District RCMP received a report from Pictou Academy indicating that a threat involving a firearm had been received by the school.
As a precaution, the Pictou Academy was immediately placed in ‘Hold and Secure’ as RCMP responded to the scene. Classes continued as per normal procedures while the investigation continued.
At approximately 10:15 a.m., RCMP arrested a 20-year-old male in the Thorburn area without incident. He was taken into custody and is being interviewed in relation to this incident. RCMP can confirm that the suspect was not on school property. The investigation is continuing.