Charges laid after threats made to local high school

  • Apr. 10, 2013 2:52 p.m.

A Red Deer student has been charged after allegedly threatening to commit a shooting at a local high school.

Last week officials with the Red Deer Public School District were advised by RCMP of a posting on social media of a potential threat to their schools.

On April 4th, the Red Deer City RCMP was advised by Calgary City Police of threats made by an individual on facebook of his desire to commit a shooting at a local Red Deer high school. Calgary City Police and the RCMP took this matter very seriously. The individual responsible who was known to police was located and arrested.

As a result of the investigation the male whose name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been charged with uttering threats, breach of probation and possession of a controlled substance.

The youth has been remanded in custody and the investigation is continuing.

In responding throughout this incident, the safety and wellbeing of all those in the schools guided officials’ responses and actions, said Piet Langstraat, superintendent for Red Deer Public Schools.

“Throughout this period we have worked with, and will continue to work very closely with the RCMP in taking the most appropriate actions. We want to acknowledge and thank the police for their outstanding work and response to this incident,” he said. “We can share with you that while the threat was taken very seriously, it is the opinion of the RCMP that there was no imminent danger. Regardless, threats are a very serious matter and dealt with accordingly.”

He added the individual involved remains in custody and the Red Deer Public School District will work closely with authorities in monitoring and responding to this situation.

“Please be assured that the safety and security of our students and staff will always be our primary concern and priority in all that we do. We want to assure you that while this was a significant threat, we are confident that our schools are safe places.”

Just Posted

Red Deer’s newest outdoor ice facility opens to the public this week

The speed skating oval at Setters Place at Great Chief Park will be open Dec. 17th

Yellow Vests protestors take to Red Deer streets

Trudeau government’s immigration and oil industry policies denounced at rally

Rebels lose to Medicine Hat Tigers, 4-1

Tigers break Rebels’ three-game winning streak

Exhibition explores the rich history and culture of Métis people

The exhibition is on display from Dec. 15th to March 10th at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championship host sites announced

A total of 39 Provincial Championships will be hosted across the province

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

World Sikh Organization demands Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Sikh community says this is first time such extremism has been mentioned in federal terror-threat assessment

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Most Read