The Northern Rockies RCMP responded to a report of a male brandishing a sword at the Fort Nelson Secondary School Tuesday afternoon.

According to the RCMP, the male did not make any direct threats towards the school staff or any students and departed the school when the police were contacted.

The male youth, whose name can not be released, was located and arrested a short time later in downtown Fort Nelson.  A search of the area was conducted and a sword was found a short distance away from the male.

Northern Rockies RCMP are recommending charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to public and carry a concealed weapon.

The police believe this to be an isolated incident with no threat to the public.