First Degree Murder charges laid in Alberta school Homicide: Leduc, Alberta

Leduc, Alberta – Following the homicide in Leduc yesterday morning, the RCMP have laid a first degree murder charge against 19-year-old Dylan Thomas Pountney. He remains in custody and he is scheduled to appear in court in Edmonton today.

The charge is now before the courts and further information will not be provided.

BACKGROUND

Leduc, Alberta – The 17-year-old female victim from this morning’s assault at the school has died in the hospital as a result of her injuries.

The RCMP are now investigating a homicide and the Major Crimes Unit has taken carriage of the investigation. The 19-year-old male suspect is in police custody. Information and evidence is being gathered.

File Photo - Homicide
File Photo – Homicide

Given the tragic nature of this situation, the RCMP hopes that privacy will be afforded the students at the school.

Background:

March 15, 2021

Leduc RCMP investigating incident at local school

Leduc, Alta. – The RCMP are on scene at Christ the King School in Leduc following a 911 call this morning at 9:58 about a violent assault incident at the school. One student was transported via STARS air ambulance to the hospital, and a male suspect believed to be responsible left the school.

The school was in a lockdown situation, but the lockdown has since been lifted.

At 12:20 p.m., the RCMP arrested the male suspect. The RCMP are not looking for any other suspects and can confirm that there is no further public safety concern.

The Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section leads the investigation with the support of the Leduc Police Dog Services, Forensic Identification Section, Air Services and the Major Crimes Unit.

This investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information is not available for the media. The RCMP requires time to gather information and assess the investigation before making any further statements.

When available, a further update will be provided.

Leduc RCMP



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