London, Ontario – As a result of this investigation, a 16-year-old London youth has been charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada Offences:
- Utter death threats, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a); and
- Possession of weapons dangerous, contrary to section 88(1).
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., London Police attended Clarke Road Secondary School located at 300 Clarke Road, in relation to a weapons investigation. The school initiated a lockdown as a safety precaution after receiving information that a male student was in possession of what appeared to be a firearm, on school property.
The 16-year-old student left the property and was arrested a short distance away. The weapon was located and is confirmed to be an air-soft pistol.
There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
The London Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that all firearms, real or fake, pose a significant threat to public safety and that our officers will consider all firearms real until determined otherwise.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
London Police Service