Steinbach RCMP are reporting that a 17-year-old male student from the Steinbach Regional Secondary School (SRSS) is facing a number of weapons related charges after bringing a firearm and bear spray to school.

On May 2, 2022, at approximately 9:40am, Steinbach RCMP received a report stating that a student brought a firearm and bear spray to the SRSS.

Officers immediately responded to the scene and determined that the 17-year-old male student had in his possession a BB gun that resembled a handgun. Police noted that the student also had bear spray in his possession which he had used to spray off the premises in the presence of other students.

Police say that both items were seized and that no one was physically injured as a result of this incident.

RCMP report that the youth has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Steinbach RCMP are continuing to investigate this incident and are commending SRSS staff on their immediate and appropriate response.