Six Nations police charge student with making death threats

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A 12-year-old student faced a criminal charge after allegedly threatening to shoot classmates.

On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:38 a.m., Six Nations Police attended J.C. Hill Elementary School in response to a report of a student threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot people.

Police spoke with school staff and learned the school was in a state of lockdown while this incident was investigated.

The lockdown was lifted by Friday, Feb. 16 after officers located and charged a 12-year-old student with the criminal offence of uttering death threats. The student was released to a guardian’s care and must attend Brantford criminal youth court to answer to the charge.

There were no firearms found in the student’s possession at the time of the arrest.

Six Nations Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to report any information to the Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or http://www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.

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