05/03/2013 01:59 EDT | Updated 07/03/2013 05:12 EDT

New Brunswick man charged with threatening students at Saint-Quentin high school

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - A 25-year-old New Brunswick man has been charged in connection with alleged threats made towards students of a northwestern New Brunswick high school.

Gino DeGrace appeared in Campbellton provincial court today and was charged with uttering threats and possession of prohibited weapons.

Police say DeGrace made threats to harm students at the A.J. Savoie High School in Saint-Quentin.

The RCMP say they were made aware of the potential threat on March 6, at which point police began monitoring the activities of a suspect and gathering evidence.

DeGrace was arrested on April 4, when police executed a search warrant at a home in Kedgwick.

He was charged with an unrelated firearms offence and has been in custody ever since.