12/28/2012 01:11 EST | Updated 02/27/2013 05:12 EST

Ponoka School Threats: Teen Granted Bail In Alleged Threats Against Ponoka School

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, A plastic replica of a bullet is used to quickly remove a ammunition magazine from an assault rifle in a demonstration at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif. Current law requires some type of tool, even something like a bullet, be used when reloading. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, is proposing to change California law to make it more difficult and time-consuming to reload. The proposed measure is one of a number of gun control laws being introduced in some the nations most populous states after the recent shootings in Colorado.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
EDMONTON - An Alberta youth charged after threats were directed at a school in Ponoka has been released on bail.

The 17-year-old is to appear in youth court in Ponoka on Jan. 9.

He was arrested after police were advised by the Wolf Creek School Board on Dec. 21 of threats involving a student at Ponoka Composite High School.

Area schools were put in lockdown while police arrested the teen at his home and seized two rifles and ammunition.

The accused faces various charges, including uttering threats.

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