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September 25, 2008

Classes Resume at Luther College High School in Regina After Tuesday's Closure

Students and staff returned to classes on Wednesday following a situation Tuesday morning at Luther College high school in Regina which forced its closure.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Regina Police Service reports they received a 9-1-1 call from a staff-member reporting a male youth in possession of a firearm at the school. Police attended to the scene and at approximately 10:58 a.m. a 16 year-old male was taken into custody. No students or staff were injured in the incident.

Following the incident, students and staff from Luther College high school were evacuated into nearby Christ Lutheran Church auditorium where parents were notified they could pick up their children. Police continued their investigate at the high school and recovered a CO2 pellet pistol at the scene.

Luther College high school reopened Wednesday morning and counsellors were on-hand to provide care for students and staff.

At times of crisis it is important we come together as community of faith to support one another as we process what has taken place and start on the path to healing and reconciliation, says ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were involved in Tuesday's incident, including the young man, who is now in police custody, and his family.

Luther College High School is an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

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