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12-year-old arrested after school employee shot with airsoft gun in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

31-year-old female employee who was shot suffered minor injuries, police say.
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A 12-year-old faces weapons charges after a school employee was shot with an airsoft gun in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Sept. 19.

An employee at the high school in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation received minor injuries when they were shot with an airsoft gun Sept. 19.

Nelson House RCMP responded to a call about a weapons offence shortly after 10 a.m. Monday and were told that a youth had brought an airsoft gun to school and shot a 31-year-old female employee.

The gun was taken away from the youth, who was isolated with two school employees while they waited for police to arrive.

Police arrested a 12-year-old male on several weapons charges. He was later released from custody to appear in court on a future date.

Nelson House RCMP continue to investigate.

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