March 6, 2018

File No. 2018-758

Central Saanich, B.C. – Central Saanich Police have arrested a Stelly’s Secondary student after a reported social media post showing a youth firing a weapon into a small target with the caption “practicing for school.” A teen was arrested Monday March 5, 2018, without incident and released on a promise to appear and undertaking with several conditions. Central Saanich Police are recommending charges including uttering threats and mischief.

“The CSPS thoroughly investigates all reports of threats to our schools and our community” said Youth Resource Officer Michelle Joyce, “We also encourage parents to speak with their children about appropriate use of social media.” Additional resources can be found on our Youth In Our Community page.

The CSPS would like to thank those members of the community who came forward with the information allowing our officers to take quick action.