Hamilton, Ontario ,

Police Charge Youth After Threat Made on Social Media

On October 21, 2019, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police attended St Jean De Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School on Acadia Drive in Hamilton to investigate a threat. Police received reports of an online threat made by a student which compromised the safety of the school.

Through an investigation, police determined that there was no threat to the school’s safety. The student has been charged criminally and currently serving a school suspension.

Charged: Male Youth (14 years) Hamilton resident

  • Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm

Hamilton Police take these threats extremely seriously and investigate each threat to ensure schools remain safe places for students and staff. The consequences for making a threat may lead to arrest and criminal charges, as well as suspension or expulsion from school. We ask families to talk with their children about the seriousness of making violent threats.

If your child is aware of a threat, contact the police or inform your school principal immediately.

If you have any information that you believe could assist the Police with this investigation, you are asked to contact Mountain Staff Sergeant at 905-546-3886.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com