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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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


Source : Media Release


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