RCMP officers in Inverness arrested a 15-year-old after staff at Dalbrae Academy were made aware of a threat to the school at around 11:40 a.m. Monday morning.
Following word of the threat, the school was locked down and police responded.
Police say no one was hurt as a result of the incident and the RCMP is continuing its investigation. Police cleared the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Inverness RCMP at 902-258-2213 of Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
Government is exercising its contractual right to buy 10 P-3 schools from developers Nova Learning and Ashford Investments.
The price for the schools is $49.3 million. It is estimated that purchasing the schools will result in substantial savings when compared with renewing the leases for the next 30 years.
In the Strait Regional School Board, three schools will be purchased from Ashford Investments. Antigonish Education Centre, Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood & Dalbrae Academy, Mabou have all been purchased for a total price of 16 million dollars.
In 1998, the province signed agreements with four developers for long-term leases for 39 schools. With the latest announcement of purchasing 10 P-3 schools, it formally ends government’s partnership with the four developers. The province has purchased 37 of the schools, with another two surrendered or returned to the developer. The total cost of purchasing the 37 schools is $215.9 million.
There will be no changes to the Dalbrae Feeder System in the Strait Regional School Board. During a special meeting last night, the board adopted a motion to inform the Education Department that it will require both Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood, and the Dalbrae Academy in Mabou after each school’s P3 lease expires.
Whycocomagh Education Centre will also remain open.
The meeting was held at the Bayview Education Centre.