A 15 year-old Regina male is facing a charge of Mischief Under $5,000 for damage to a vehicle in Regina’s east end yesterday. An initial report that the male suspect might be carrying a gun prompted a high school and two elementary schools to enact their Secure-the-Building* protocols. When the suspect was located, he did not have a gun.
This incident began at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016, when police received a call from a staff member at an east Regina elementary school in the 2800 block of Dewdney Avenue. The caller indicated that a young male smashed the window of vehicle and then fled on foot with an object in hand. One of the witnesses to the event thought the object might be a gun. A public high school was initially placed in Secure-the-Building mode and two nearby elementary schools followed suit. A short time later, police located the suspect and arrested him without incident. He was not in possession of any firearm.
The 15 year-old male youth cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He has been charged with Mischief Under $5,000 [430(4) CC] for damage to the vehicle. He will make his court appearance in Youth Court on June 9, 2016. The Regina Police Service thanks the public for its patience, trust and co-operation in this matter. The Regina Police Service would also like to acknowledge and thank the Regina Board of Education, Regina Catholic Schools and the city’s private schools for their co-operation and partnership in developing – and regularly practicing – safety plans for Regina students and staff.
* “Secure the Building”: Is a situation where it is believed a threat is currently outside the building resulting in the decision to secure the school whereby all outside doors will be locked to secure the building. Each exterior door is to be monitored by designated school staff until Secure the Building mode has been lifted. Entry and exit of the building will be at the front doors only and are to be monitored by police and school administration. Regular interior school activities continue in a controlled manner.