TIME SERVED, PROBATION FOR THREATENING MOUNT SENTINEL SCHOOL STUDENTS

Denver Tyler Skey the man who admitted threatening Mount Sentinel secondary in South Slocan has been sentenced to time served plus three years probation. His Lawyer Ken Wyllie (pictured above) speaks to the media outside the Nelson Court House Tuesday afternoon.

TMTV for Global News – Skey, who is 18 years old, gestured as though he was loading and firing a handgun and rifle at students during a grad rehearsal last June at Mount Sentinel Secondary School and was later arrested and the grad ceremony postponed.

Skey was held in custody from June 23 to Oct. 17 when he was released on bail.

His lawyer Ken Wyllie said outside Nelson Provincial Court Tuesday had hoped for a conditional discharge but accepted the decision. The lawyer thought the authorities overreacted to the situation and that no gun was actually involved, but Judge Phil Seagram said they can’t be faulted.

The sentence handed down by the judge is the equivalent of just under six months in jail with time-and-a-half credit.

In addition to adhering to the many terms of his probation, he was given a 10-year firearms ban.

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