‘Disturbing messages’: Teen arrested for social media threat against Brampton school

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Published June 2, 2022 at 3:24 pm

Police say the investigation into “disturbing messages posted on social media indicating a threat to a school in the City of Brampton” has led to one arrest.

On Wednesday, June 1, police were made aware of several messages posted on social media that depicted a threat against a school in Brampton.

“Investigators determined that the threat was towards a school in the area of Mississauga Road and Bovaird Drive in Brampton,” said police.

Today (June 2), investigators arrested a 17-year-old male who has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

The suspect’s identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In light of this incident, police are reminding the public that any threatening posts made on social media “regardless of the intention” will be investigated, and criminal charges may be laid.

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