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Youth Who Forced the Lockdown of Steinbach Schools Turned Himself in to RCMP

Sunday, November 6, 2022 - A suspect that was involved in the incident in Steinbach that forced schools to be placed on lockdown turned himself into RCMP.

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, at approximately 2:30 pm, Steinbach RCMP were contacted because of a male youth walking in the community in possession of a knife. The 14-year-old male attends Steinbach Regional Secondary School and is also known to frequent Stonybrook Middle School.

At no time was a direct threat made, but with no known whereabouts of the male, it was believed, after consultation with school division administration, that for safety purposes a hold and secure for both institutions would be put in place. This went into effect at 3:00 pm.

Officers continued to patrol Steinbach for the youth while other officers attended the schools to assist with dismissal procedures to ensure those youth departing on a school bus or with a parent/guardian could safely leave the school. The youth who were to walk home remained in the school.

At 3:50 pm, the youth turned himself into the Steinbach RCMP, where he was taken into custody. He was charged with Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and the large kitchen knife was seized. The hold and secure was lifted at this time as well and all students were able to be dismissed.

No one was injured as a result of this incident. The investigation continues.


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