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Knife taken from student at First Nations school

A lockdown at a school on the One Arrow First Nation has been lifted after a student armed with a knife was detained and relieved of the weapon by authorities.
According to the Wakaw RCMP, no one was injured in the incident, which occurred on Thursday, November 10 shortly after noon.
Wakaw RCMP said in a statement that the detachment received a call from the Almightyvoice Education Centre (AEC) on the One Arrow First Nation around 12:24 pm on Thursday, November 10.
The RCMP stated that an 11-year-old student was secured in the Grade Five classroom with a knife.
There were no other students present. The school had been placed in lockdown by school officials.
Rosthern and Prince Albert RCMP Detachments were en route to assist.
Wakaw RCMP members attended to the school and were successful in intervening with the student and were able to secure the knife with no injury to anyone.
The lockdown at the school was subsequently lifted.
The student was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was taken by police, accompanied by family to the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert for assessment.
One Arrow First Nation Band Council members were present and were instrumental in delivering support and assistance to the family.