Mount Sentinel student to remain in custody

Denver Skey will undergo a psychiatric assessment.

Denver Skey will remain in custody while a psychiatric assessment is completed.

Denver Skey will remain in custody while a psychiatric assessment is completed.

Denver Tyler Skey, 18, appeared in Nelson court this morning charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The charges stem from the incident that led to the cancellation of the Mount Sentinel graduation ceremony last week.

Judge Philip Seagram ordered that Skey be assessed to determine whether he should be exempt from criminal responsibility due to a mental disability. He also ordered that Skey remain in custody until the assessment is complete.

Skey was present in the prisoner’s dock, appearing alert and impassive throughout the proceeding.

Judge Seagram’s decision was based on police reports and other reports that the Star is unable to publish because of a court-imposed publication ban. Skey will appear again in court on July 26, when the report is completed.