Saint John police charge youth in connection with hold and secure at COMPASS facility

File - A Saint John Police cruiser. Travis Fortnum/Global News

The Saint John Police Force has charged a youth in connection with the hold and secure at a facility in the east part of the city last week.

On Friday, officials at the COMPASS Education Support Program, located at the former Woodlawn Elementary School, placed the facility in a hold and secure procedure after a teacher was threatened.

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Police officers assisted in securing the building after the threat was made mid-morning.

They stayed on the scene for the remainder of the day to ensure students and staff were safe.

A teenager would later turn himself in to police on Jan. 11.

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The youth, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is scheduled to appear in court in March 2021.

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