Student charged following threats made at local school

During the morning hours of February 23, Timmins Police officers attended at a local intermediate school for a report of a threat made.

Patrol officers, as well as an officer from the Criminal Investigation Section attended and conducted an investigation which lasted the majority of the school day. Information received by police indicated that a threatening message was written on a surface within the school.

Please note that there was no immediate threat to the school at any time, and the school remained open throughout the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 12-year-old female youth now faces charges of:

• Mischief x2
• Uttering threats

Pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of the youth cannot be published. The youth was released on a Promise to Appear and will appear in Youth Criminal Justice court on March 27, 2018.