Students bring guns to school
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 at www.forumjeunesseestrie. qc.ca, 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 email@example.com.
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.