Man sentenced to one year in jail for attack on N.B. school
School principal Chantal Desroches poses in front of her school Ecole Calixte-F.-Savoie in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, N.B., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:31PM AST
MONCTON, N.B. - A 36-year-old New Brunswick man has been sentenced to a year in jail for ramming his car into a school and threatening to kill the staff and students.
Mathieu Carroll was ordered to serve 365 days in jail, minus time served, in Moncton provincial court Thursday.
He pleaded guilty last month to multiple charges, including uttering death threats and causing more than $5,000 in damages to Ecole Calixte-F.-Savoie in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, N.B.
The judge accepted the joint Crown-defence sentencing recommendation, and also ordered Carroll to serve two years' probation.
Carroll, who reportedly had methamphetamine in his system, targeted the school after domestic issues with his then-girlfriend.
His attack on Sept. 19, 2017, left the children and school staff under terrified lockdown.