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Police called to remove student from Red Deer high school

School followed ‘shelter in place’ protocol as a precaution
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

RCMP were called to Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School to remove a student from the school who refused to leave on Thursday.

Red Deer RCMP said at about 12:40 p.m., police responded to the school after a youth would not leave despite repeated requests by school administration.

Police said the officer located and spoke with the youth, but was also unable to gain their cooperation.

When the youth walked away from the officer, heading towards a different part of the school, the officer caught up with the student and “affected an arrest without injury in front of other students.”

The youth was taken to a police vehicle, and was taken to their guardian.

RCMP do not believe that there was a safety risk during the incident, but the school followed a “shelter in place” protocol as a precaution.

Police said the youth will not be charged, and no further information about this incident are anticipated.

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