2 teens charged after social media shooting threats to Mississauga and Brampton schools
Published March 10, 2023 at 4:20 am
Two teenagers are facing charges after online threats were made to two separate high schools in Mississauga and Brampton.
Police said this week they would be increasing their presence around several high schools they say were named in shooting threats posted online on March 2.
Threats have been issued against seven schools in Mississauga and Brampton, claiming someone will “shoot them up” on Friday.
Investigators found the threats had been issued to;
- Holy Name of Mary Secondary School at 115 Glenvale Blvd, Brampton
- Louise Arbour Secondary School at 365 Father Tobin Rd, Brampton
- St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School at 25 Corporation Dr, Brampton
- Notre Dame Secondary School at 2 Notre Dame Ave, Brampton
- Chinguacousy Secondary School at 1370 Williams Pkwy, Brampton,
- Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School at 7640 Anaka Dr, Mississauga
- Lincoln Alexander Secondary School in the Malton area
Thursday morning, police were called to two of the schools that had been threatened, where investigators identified and arrested two suspects.
A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy have each been charged with one count of uttering threats.
Both were released with conditions and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on a future date.
Peel Regional Police say they are continuing to investigate the threats posted on social media and will have a visible presence on Friday at the named schools in Brampton, Ont. and Mississauga, Ont.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising