2 youths in custody after knife incident at Fredericton High School
Police say a student allegedly pointed a knife at school resource officer
Fredericton police have two youths in custody following an incident involving a knife at Fredericton High School on Friday morning.
A student allegedly pointed a knife at the school resource officer — a uniformed police officer who is stationed at the school — at about 8:30 a.m., said Insp. Martin Gaudet.
The officer acted quickly to contain the situation, he said.
The knife was dropped, a foot chase ensued and the student was subsequently arrested off school grounds, on Priestman Street, without incident, said Gaudet.
No one was injured and no other students were at risk, as it occurred in the officer's office, he said.
A second youth, who also attends Fredericton High School, was later taken into custody as a result of the ongoing investigation by the major crime unit, said Gaudet.
He could not comment on that student's involvement.
No charges have been laid.
Police cannot keep anyone in custody more than 24 hours without laying charges.
No other information about the youths can be released.
Classes continued as scheduled.
The Fredericton Police Force also has school resource officers stationed at Leo Hayes High School and École Sainte-Anne.
The officers provides law enforcement, class lectures, are involved in school programs such as TADD (Teens Against Drinking and Driving), Safe Grad, and anti-drug programs.