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RCMP respond to weapon at Beiseker School

RCMP responded to reports a student brought a weapon to Beiseker Community School Oct. 24. File Photo/Rocky View Publishing

Police in Beiseker responded to reports of a student with a BB gun at Beiseker Community School Oct. 24.

In an email sent to parents, principal Barry Anderson wrote, "RCMP was called to our school...after it came to our attention that a student was in possession of a weapon." According to Cpl. Laurel Scott, RCMP were dispatched to the school shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The student was detained by administration "with little disruption or risk to other students or the school," Anderson said. Scott added, by the time police arrived, the situation had been secured, and there was no ammunition in the gun. The student was released into the supervision of parents following an initial threat assessment.

"I am sure you share our school's concern in regard to this incident. Providing a safe learning environment is a top priority for our school," Anderson wrote. "Beiseker Community School, as with all schools, remains among the safest place for our youth to be. This is due to the strong commitment of our staff and our families in creating quality experiences for students."

Rocky View Schools declined to comment on the matter, saying the incident continues to be investigated. Scott confirmed RCMP is investigating, seperate from the school.

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