Monday, January 21, 2013

Bridgewater Man Arrested During School Lockdowns

A 40 year-old Bridgewater man has been arrested after two schools were put under lock down this afternoon. Bridgewater police received a call around 11:30 this morning about a distraught man who was allegedly threatening other people. Chief John Collyer say the man will undergo a mental health assessment and charges are pending. Bridgewater Elementary School and Bridgewater Junior-Senior High School were locked down at the request of local police due to the potential threat in the community. Collyer says the man gave himself up after exiting his home.

He says police seized a firearm from the man's house at 201 York Street - located just down the street from both schools. Police have not released the man's name and would not confirm if shots were fired. The lock down began around lunch time and lasted for more than an hour.

BREAKING: Arrest Made In Relation To Lockdown

Police have made an arrest after two schools were put under lock down in Bridgewater. Officers arrested a man at a house on York Street. Bridgewater high school and elementary were put under lock down shortly after lunch due to a possible threat in the community. An official with the South Shore Regional School Board told our Newsroom the schools were both put under lock down as a precautionary measure. Police say students and staff are all safe. Parents of students attending Bridgewater Elementary are being asked to pick up their children at the NSCC - Lunenburg Campus. The Bridgewater Police Service is holding a press conference to brief media on the situation.

BREAKING: Bridgewater Schools Under Lockdown

Two Bridgewater area school's are under lock down. Police confirm Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School and the neaby elementary school were ordered to undergo the procedure shortly after lunch. CKBW and HANK FM's Nick Yorston says police have not revealed the reason for the lock down.

Students from Bridgewater Elementary are being relocated to the NSCC - Lunenburg Campus. Police have the situation under control. We will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.

Duckworth Finishes 10th At Snowboard World Championships

Kingsburg's Alex Duckworth was the lone Canadian to crack the top 10 over the weekend at the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Quebec. Duckworth finished in 10th place in the women's halfpipe, her career best finish at the major event. The 26-year-old is competing in several world cup events this year to try and reach the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Memorial Pet Food Drive Raises $1740 For Local Groups

It was a successful final year for the Karissa Boudreau Memorial Pet Food Drive. One of the organizers, Tracy Daniels, says Shaid Tree Animal Shelter received four heaping shopping carts of food and supplies. She says the Trap Neuter Release program also received a full cart of cat food and $1740 in cash from donations and t-shirt sales. Daniels hopes people will continue to donate to local animal shelters and programs.

Grief Counselors Help Students In Petite Reviere

Grief counselors will be working with students at Petite Riviere Elementary today. Nine year-old Olive Moore was a student at the school and was killed after she was hit by a van backing up in a driveway on Saturday. The girl was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital where she later died from her injuries. A 30 year-old woman from Mount Pleasant was arrested for impaired driving but was released from custody on Sunday. No charges have been laid. RCMP say their investigation is ongoing.