Man charged after air gun incident at D. Roy Kennedy school
50-year-old man set to appear in court in November
A 50-year-old Ottawa man is facing charges including possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace after an incident last week at D. Roy Kennedy Public School on Woodroffe Avenue.
Children at the school were sent home on Sept. 26 after a man who allegedly brought a replica firearm inside was arrested by police that morning.
The call came in to police at about 10:35 a.m. ET from the public JK-8 school at 919 Woodroffe Ave., between Carling Avenue and Highway 417.
Police said the man allegedly walked inside with what appeared to be a firearm, pulled the fire alarm and then went to the principal's office.
Responding officers arrived within minutes and used a Taser on the man. He was taken to hospital to be assessed, police said. No one else was hurt.
Children at the school were taken to a nearby church as a precaution. Due to the investigation, students weren't allowed back inside the school for the day. The school reopened Friday.
The man is facing charges including:
- Possessing a weapon dangerous to public peace.
- Carrying a concealed weapon.
- Common nuisance/endangering lives or the safety of the public.
- Making a false fire alarm.
He is scheduled to appear in court during the first week of November.