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School threat suspect released

The accused in the incident that sent Ponoka schools into lockdown on Dec. 21 has been released on bail, with some conditions.

A 17-year old male has been charged with uttering threats, unsafe storage of firearms and possession of weapons dangerous to public peace.

Ponoka RCMP would not comment on what the bail conditions were, other than stating they take into account public safety.

On Dec. 21, Ponoka schools initiated lockdown procedures following alleged threats to Ponoka Composite High School.

The Wolf Creek School District notified RCMP of the threats.

Police responded and found the youth in his home, where he was arrested without incident.

The RCMP said they found ammunition, a .22 calibre rifle and a high-powered rifle in the teen’s possession.

He is scheduled to appear in Ponoka youth court on Jan. 9.

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