Ponoka teen facing weapons charges released on bail
Ponoka Composite High School was closed on Friday, as police investigated an alleged threat.
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 10:50AM MST
Central Alberta RCMP said a teenager, facing charges related to alleged threats involving a student last week, has been released on bail – with a number of conditions.
The charges stemmed from reports of alleged threats involving a student at Ponoka Composite High School.
Ponoka RCMP were notified of the threats by the Wolf Creek School Board on December 21 – and schools in the community went under lockdown while officials worked to find the student.
Police were also dispatched as a precaution.
The 17-year-old male was later found at his home in Ponoka, and arrested without incident.
RCMP said firearms and ammunition were found with him – including a .22 caliber rifle, and a high-powered rifle.
The teen was charged with uttering threats, unsafe storage of firearms, and possession of weapons dangerous to public peace.
On Friday, RCMP said the accused was released on bail, with a number of conditions.
He has been scheduled to appear in Ponoka Youth Court on January 9.