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Police charge youth for weapons incident at school

Police have charged a youth in relation to a weapons call that occurred at Dartmouth High School yesterday.

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Shortly before 3 p.m. police received a call that a male youth had threatened another male youth with what was believed to be a gun in the area of Dartmouth High School located at 95 Victoria Road in Dartmouth.

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The suspect then fled into the school and was believed to be in possession of the gun.

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Multiple units, including patrol officers, Emergency Response Team members (ERT), School Response Officers, a K-9 unit, a crisis negotiator and investigators from the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, responded to the scene.

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Officers secured the area, closing down Victoria Road from Thistle Street to Nantucket Avenue.

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Officers searched the school, and at approximately 5 p.m. the suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident. An imitation firearm was located in the school.

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At approximately 5:30 p.m. students, who had been in lockdown, were cleared to leave the school. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

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A 15-year-old male youth is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Threats
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon

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Police thank students, parents, school officials and the public for their cooperation and patience as we dealt with this difficult situation.

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Source : Media Release

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