No charges after an alleged threat leads to 'hold and secure' at Kentville schools

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KENTVILLE - There will be no criminal charges after an alleged threat led to lockdowns at Kentville-area schools on April 4.

Kings County Academy

Kentville Police arrested man in his mid-30s, a former Kings County Academy student, after the receiving a call about a Facebook post making reference to Columbine High School, where a massacre occurred in 1999.

Insp. Ken Reade said April 6 that, after consultation with the Crown, police decided there would be no charges warranted.

Both KCA, a Primary to Grade 8 school in Kentville, and Northeast Kings Education Centre, a Grade 6 to 12 school in Canning, were briefly under "hold and secure" - a situation involving locking all external entrances to the building and controlling access to the site while allowing internal activities to continue – on advice from police.

However, the suspect was not near either school and was picked up by police in New Minas.

“We located the individual and had him in custody within 10 minutes of receiving the call,” Reade said.

Organizations: Kings County Academy, Columbine High School, Grade 8 school

Geographic location: Kentville, Northeast Kings Education Centre, Canning New Minas

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