Saskatchewan

Girl, 13, facing weapons charges after incident at Regina high school

A 13-year-old girl is now charged with several weapons offences in connection with a gun incident that put an east Regina high school under lockdown last week.

No one was hurt in incident that put F.W. Johnson Collegiate in lockdown, police say

F.W. Johnson Collegiate students were allowed to leave the school once the lockdown was lifted just before the noon hour on Friday. (Laura Sciarpelletti/CBC)

A 13-year-old girl has been charged in connection with a gun incident that put an east Regina high school under lockdown last week.

Police were called to F.W. Johnson Collegiate around 9:15 a.m. CST, after reports of someone with a gun inside the building.

The school was cleared and, after investigating, police say no one was hurt.

Roughly a dozen Regina police cruisers surrounded F.W. Johnson Collegiate in the city's east end Friday morning after reports of a gun incident at the school. (Adam Bent/CBC)

Officers later arrested two youths at a home nearby in the 1300 block of Fleet Street.

An airsoft rifle, which is believed to be the one used in the incident, was recovered.

The teen  — who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act — is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, carrying and possessing a weapon, and using a gun while committing an indictable offence.

She was due to make her first provincial youth court appearance Monday morning.

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