A third youth has been charged in relation to threats made to a school in Red Lake. The 14-year-old was arrested and charged with uttering death threats yesterday. The youth is being held in custody for a bail hearing.
On May 1, the Red Lake OPP investigated threats to a school in Red Lake. During the course of the investigation, information received indicated that threats were also made to a second local school. Police say that they worked with both schools to identify the youth involved.
A 13-year-old and a 14-year-old have already been charged in the case, with both appearing at the Ontario Court of Justice – Youth Court.
Members of the Red Lake and Ear Falls Detachments of the OPP, with the assistance of the Red Lake Crime Unit and the OPP Northwest Regional Support Team are currently investigating the incidents.
The Red Lake OPP say that they take all public safety threats seriously, and provides resources necessary to assess and respond to such threats. The OPP will continue to work closely with both schools and their boards to ensure the safety of staff and students.
Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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Youths charged for school threats