A 13-year-old boy from Swift Current is facing charges for allegedly bringing a gun to a local school.
On Saturday, Swift Current RCMP received reports of a boy threatening someone with a gun and allegedly bringing a firearm to school last week.
The Chinook School Division sent an emailed statement to 980 CJME Thursday.
According to the statement, the school – which the division did not identify – was made aware of the complaints on Monday. School administration then worked through a Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) protocol with students and staff members.
“Through the VTRA, it was discovered that a student threatened other youth with a weapon this past weekend and had also brought the weapon to school,” the school division wrote in the statement.
RCMP officers took the boy into custody, seized the gun and also searched the family property. The student has been suspended from school and the division said the incident is now a police matter.
Police said no one was hurt in the incident and parents at the school were informed.
The 13-year-old is charged with two counts of pointing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose. He is also charged with theft under $5,000.
The youth, who can’t be named, appeared in Swift Current Provincial Court on Tuesday and was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on Friday.