Teenage boy facing criminal charges
A 17-year old boy is facing charges after threatening a shooting at a high school in the St Paul area.
Constable John Spaans of the St Paul RCMP says on Monday the suspect was involved in an altercation with another student at the St Paul Education Regional Division high school. He was subsequently removed from the school premises.
Later in the afternoon, threatening text messages were sent by the suspect. Cst. Spaans says “text messages were received by a student at the school from the suspect threatening to shoot the school”.
School staff were immediately notified and the St Paul RCMP were contacted.
The threats were received at the end of the school day as the students were leaving and no students were in danger.
The suspect was brought to the RCMP by his parents and was arrested for a number of offences, including uttering threats. The young man was released from custody on a cash bail with strict release conditions. He was a student that the school and will no longer be able to attend.
The names of the suspect and the St Paul school are being withheld to protect the identity of the youth.
The investigation into the matter is ongoing.