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3 charged after weapons complaint forces lockdown of Alberta junior high school

Three teenagers are facing multiple charges after a weapons complaint forced a Strathmore junior high school to lockdown. Global News

Three teenagers are facing multiple charges following a weapons complaint investigation at a junior high school in Strathmore, Alta.

Crowther Memorial Junior High School was put into lockdown on Monday afternoon, after multiple students reported seeing a man pointing a handgun at another person in a nearby parking lot.

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A short time later, Strathmore RCMP arrested two teens, ages 15 and 16, as well as an 18-year-old man.

The 15 year old and 16 year old were charged with possession of a controlled substance and uttering threats. They have since been released from police custody. They cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The 18-year-old, Dawson Hoerdt, is facing eight charges, including assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 20.

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