A 14-year-old boy in Portage la Prairie is facing the consequences of bringing a weapon to school after an incident last week.

Portage RCMP were alerted to a student in possession of bear spray at a school in the Portage la Prairie School Division on April 24.

A staff member had spoken with the student, retrieved the bear spray from them, and turned it over to the authorities.

Police arrived, seized the bear spray, and the boy was placed under arrest. The suspect faces charges of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

The youth was released to appear in court at a later date with imposed conditions.