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Lockdown lifted at Saskatchewan school after police disarm youth with knife

Lockdown lifted at Saskatchewan First Nations school after police disarm youth with a knife. File / Global News

A lockdown at a Saskatchewan school has ended after police were able to disarm a student who had a knife.

Wakaw RCMP were called to the Almightyvoice Education Centre on the One Arrow First Nation just after the noon hour on Thursday for a report that a student was in a Grade 5 classroom armed with a knife.

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At that time the school was placed under lockdown.

Police said they successfully intervened and were able to secure the knife without any injuries. The lockdown was then lifted.

An 11-year-old youth was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act and taken to Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert for assessment.

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Police said council members from the One Arrow First Nation were present and were instrumental in providing assistance and support to the youth’s family.

One Arrow First Nation is approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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