Nova Scotia

Teen accused of dropping knife on schoolmates

A 16-year-old boy faces weapons charges after allegedly trying to drop a pocket knife on two other teens at a Port Hawkesbury school.

Incident happened at Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre

A 16-year-old boy faces weapons charges after allegedly trying to drop a pocket knife on two other teens at a Port Hawkesbury school.

RCMP said an officer was doing a routine patrol at the Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre on Tuesday afternoon when he was approached by a school administrator.

"He was informed of an incident involving a knife," said RCMP Staff Sgt. Craig Seafoot.

"The member then conducted an investigation and determined that a male dropped a knife from the second floor, trying to hit a male and a female sitting on a bench below."

The teenagers sitting on the bench — both 17 years old — were not injured.

The 16-year-old has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He will appear in Port Hawkesbury youth court on March 6.

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