Two teens charged after threats received at high schools in Ajax and Bowmanville

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Published June 21, 2022 at 12:20 pm

A 15 year-old from Ottawa is charged after uttering online threats to Clarington Central Secondary School last Friday.

Officers from Durham Police’s East Division maintained a police presence at the school that day after they received an online threat from an unknown source.  There were no incidents and the actions taken by police were precautionary for the safety of staff and students.


Investigators have since identified and charged a young man from Ottawa with uttering threats. He was released on an Undertaking.

Police would like to remind the public that threats to schools are taken very seriously.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Hilliard of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 x 1657.

Meanwhile, charges have also been laid against a youth after threats were received at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Ajax on Monday.

West Division officers from West Division attended the school at on Harwood Ave. N about 2:35 p.m. after the school received a threat of violence.  Investigators were able to quickly determine the source of the threat and a male student was taken into custody.  The school was placed into lockdown for a short period of time and there were no injuries.

A 15-year-old is charged with Mischief and Utter Threats.  He was released on an Undertaking.

Police would like to again remind the public that threats to schools are taken very seriously.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Singh of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 x 3962.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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