SUDBURY -- A 14-year-old from Muskoka Lakes is facing charges in connection with threats that closed schools in the Bracebridge area Nov. 11.

Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police received information that a youth had made "concerning comments about potentially committing an act of violence at a local high school," police said in a news release Thursday.

"The affected schools were quickly placed into a hold and secure, which is an action taken by school administration to ensure that the school environment is safe by keeping all students inside and prohibiting the entry of anyone that is not a part of the school community."

The teen was quickly discovered at a Bracebridge high school and police took him into custody and later found the imitation firearm.

He is charged with possession of an imitation weapon for dangerous purpose and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Youth Court in Bracebridge in the January.