Lethbridge Police have charged an 18-year-old male for uttering threats in connection with an incident at Winston Churchill High School.
On January 8, 2018 at approximately 10:20 a.m. police responded to WCHS along the 1600 block of 15 Avenue North following a report that a student had threatened to harm a former WCHS student with a firearm. Multiple police officers attended the school as a precautionary measure. Following a brief search of the grounds the subject was located and taken into custody without incident. No firearms were recovered and no one was injured.
Investigation determined two students had been walking near the school when they were approached by an 18-year-old male. The students reported the male threated to harm a former WCHS student using a firearm. Upon arriving at school, the students notified staff and police were subsequently contacted. All staff were fully cooperative with police and the school remained open throughout the investigation.
Dillon James Grant, 18, of Lethbridge is charged with one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. Grant was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 14.