Kamsack RCMP reports School threat on the Cote First Nation

At approximately 9 a.m. on October 24, Kamsack RCMP members were advised of a potential firearm-related threat at the Chief Gabriel Cote School on the Cote First Nation, according to a Kamsack RCMP release.

The premises, which houses both elementary and high schools, was placed on lockdown as a precaution, said the release.

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Nearby schools and health facilities were placed on hold and secure. Members responded to search the school and ensure the safety of staff and students. No firearm was located, nor was the male youth suspect at the school. 

Additional members searched the area and the suspect was located in the community of Kamsack and arrested without further incident, according to the release.

No injuries were reported to police. The investigation has since concluded and there will be no criminal charges in relation to this incident.