Youth charged with pointing firearm following incident near Cobourg high school: police

A youth faces charges after Cobourg police seized this imitation firearm at Cobourg Collegiate Institute. Pete Fisher/Special to Global News Peterborough

A youth faces firearm-related charges following an incident near a high school in Cobourg on Monday.

According to the Cobourg Police Service, around 12:55 p.m., officers responded to a reported physical altercation between students off school property near Cobourg Collegiate Institute.

Officers located and seized a firearm which was later to be confirmed to be an unloaded pellet gun.

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Police say one youth was arrested and was charged with assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon.

The youth (no age was provided) was arrested and released with a future court date in Cobourg.

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The name of the accused cannot be revealed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


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