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Police respond to 'disturbance' at Citadel High School

Halifax Regional Police say “a disturbance” took place Thursday morningat Citadel High School resulting in the arrest of one male and theschool’s liaison officer being “confronted by a number of youths.”

Halifax Regional Police say “a disturbance” took place Thursday morning at Citadel High School resulting in the arrest of one male and the school’s liaison officer being “confronted by a number of youths.”

Const. Brian Palmeter of Halifax Regional Police said the disturbance took place shortly after 10:30 a.m. with the liason officer being confronted by youths after arresting the male.

“They were basically challenging his authority and acting in an aggressive manner towards him,” Palmeter said. “Additional officers were requested and attended, and within a couple of minutes, everything was restored to order.”

Halifax Regional School Board spokesman Doug Hadley said the “disturbance” was a fight between a Grade 11 student from Citadel, and a non-student looking to re-enroll.

“It was broken up, and my understanding is one of the two got into it with a police officer,” Hadley said. “The school did go into an isolation for about 20 minutes while they were dealing with that, and then it returned to its normal activities.”

Palmeter said the arrested youth was turned over to his mother and no charges were expected to be laid.

Police were also called to the school on Wednesday to deal with a fight, but Palmeter doesn’t know if Thursday’s incident was related to the earlier disturbance.

Hadley said they believe the dispute between the two who fought Thursday stems from “a long-standing dispute that exists outside of the school.”

“I’m hopeful it’s been handled, as the school has talked to the parents of those involved and that will put an end to it,” Hadley said.

 
 
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