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Hamilton boy, 14, charged in relation to online threat

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Hamilton boy, 14, charged in relation to online threat

A 14-year-old student of St. Jean De Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School is facing charges related to an online threat, Hamilton Police said Wednesday (Oct. 23).

On October 21, 2019, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police said they attended the school on Acadia Drive in Hamilton to investigate a threat.

Police received reports of an online threat made by a male 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 is currently serving a school suspension.

The student has been charged with uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm.

Hamilton Police say that they take these threats very 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. They are asking 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.

Anyone with information about this case is 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.

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