BRACEBRIDGE — A lockdown at schools in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge Remembrance Day has led to weapon charges against a 14-year-old local student.
The OPP have charged the Muskoka Lakes youth after an incident Nov. 11.
Police received information at that time that a youth had made concerning comments about potentially committing an act of violence at a local high school.
The affected schools were quickly placed into a “hold and secure,” which is an action taken by school administration to ensure that the school environment is safe by keeping all students inside and prohibiting the entry of anyone that is not a part of the school community.
Schools in Gravenhurst were also on placed alert as a precaution.
Police say a very short time later they located the suspect at a Bracebridge high school and took him into custody and later located the involved imitation firearm.
The youth has been charged with Possession of Imitation Weapon for Dangerous Purpose CC 88 and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Youth Court in Bracebridge in the January.
The identity of the accused has been withheld as required under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.