Stu­dents bring guns to school

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Around8:00 yes­ter­day morn­ing, a cit­i­zen no­ticed three teenagers walking on St. Jacques North, in Coat­i­cook, and one of the three seemed to be car­ry­ing what looked like a firearm. Of­fi­cers form the Coat­i­cook de­tach­ment of the

were quickly de­ployed to the area to find the teens and their in­ves­ti­ga­tions led them to the high school. Af­ter meet­ing with mem­bers of the school’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, a stu­dent who cor­re­sponded with the de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect was iden­ti­fied and an air gun was found in his locker.

More in­for­ma­tion gath­ered by the po­lice im­pli­cated other stu­dents and two other sus­pects were ar­rested dur­ing the day. A more thor­ough search of the locker led the po­lice to find a sec­ond air pis­tol in the locker, the same kind as the first one that was found.

Je­unesse Estrie is invit­ing young peo­ple be­tween 18 and 35 to take part in the 6th edi­tion of the

con­test which aims to rec­og­nize the involvement of young peo­ple in

It is still too soon to know what mo­ti­vated the sus­pects to bring the firearms to school. How­ever, the guns were not used on the school grounds or in­side the school. The the devel­op­ment of their com­mu­nity.

“The pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment, sport­ing events, hu­man­i­tar­ian work, so­cial rein­ser­tion, cul­ture, in­ter­gen­er­a­tional projects: the vol­un­teer en­gage­ment of young peo­ple in the re­gion makes a dif­fer­ence in a num­ber in­ves­ti­ga­tion will con­tinue and when it is over, a pros­e­cu­tor will de­cide if crim­i­nal charges will be laid against the stu­dents and what na­ture those charges will be. of sec­tors. Dur­ing each edi­tion of the con­test, the mem­bers of the eval­u­at­ing com­mit­tee are al­ways very im­pressed by the im­pli­ca­tion of Estrie youth,” said Djamila Ous­mane, cit­i­zen par­tic­i­pa­tion agent in charge of the con­test.

The name of the win­ner will be un­veiled dur­ing an event in Sher­brooke. That win­ner will then at­tend a spe­cial evening at the Que­bec Na­tional As­sem­bly and will be awarded a bur­sary of $1000 and a Fo­rum Je­unesse Estrie prize.

Can­di­dates have un­til April 8th, 4:30 pm, to fill out the form on line at­rum­je­unesseestrie., in the “Con­cours Je prends sec­tion. Or­ga­ni­za­tions, as­so­ci­a­tions and groups in the Estrie can also present can­di­dates. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Djamila Ous­mane at 819 563-1911, ex­ten­sion 232 or at

Seen here are the win­ners and the can­di­dates whose involvement in their com­mu­nity was cel­e­brated dur­ing the 2012 edi­tion of the Je prends ma place! con­test.

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