The Coronation RCMP has made an arrest following an incident involving a possible weapon near Coronation School.
A little after 3 p.m. on May 4, officers received a complaint that a male had “flashed” a possible firearm tucked into his waistband to several youths walking to the school from the community hall.
The May 8 media release says that after the suspect showed the weapon to the students he followed them back to the school.
For the safety of the students, the school was placed in lockdown while the RCMP searched for and arrested the individual in question.
Once officers located the suspect, the investigation revealed that no firearm was involved, however, he had been carrying a large concealed chrome and black kitchen knife which the RCMP seized.
Shayden Rocque, 18, of Coronation, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of breaching an undertaking, and two counts of breaching sentencing orders.
The media release states that Rocque was “currently on three release orders,” two for weapons offences and violence.
After an interim release hearing, Rocque was released with conditions with his next court appearance on May 12 at the Alberta Court of Justice in Coronation.
“With the assistance of the community and the Coronation School, RCMP were able to locate the suspect involved and apprehend him without incident while ensuring the safety of students,” wrote RCMP public information officer Cpl. Gina Slaney.