The Regina Police Service is investigating an incident of alleged threats uttered to a staff member at aReginaHigh Schoolthis afternoon. Police were dispatched at about 1:08 p.m. today (Friday) March 2, 2012 to the area of Coronation Street and Qu’Appelle Drive. The initial report indicated that a male, accompanied by a child of about five years of age, was carrying what appeared to be an imitation firearm. It was reported that the child also had what looked like a toy gun and the two were pointing the toy guns at each other and passing cars. The complainant expressed the belief that these were toy guns, but police responded with caution, nonetheless. The school enacted its safety protocols for such incidents. Regina Transit was also contacted and advised not to send any transit buses to the nearby stop until cleared to do so. The adult male was described as about 5′ 7″ to 5′ 10″ tall, wearing a blue hoody with a black vest. The child was described as male, dressed in dark clothing and approximately five years old.
Police arrived and conducted an area search for the male and child who were last seen walking westbound on Regina Avenue. Police did not locate the suspect. Upon further investigation and based on witness statements, investigators came to the assessment that the guns were not real. There was; however, a verbal exchange between the adult male and a school staff member which resulted in threats uttered against the staff member. Police are investigating this allegation.
Anyone who may have information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.