13-year-old arrested after allegedly making online threats against school

13-year-old arrested after allegedly making online threats against school
Police arrest 13-year-old after alleged threats against Montreal high school
École secondaire des Sources in Dollard-des-Ormeaux is closed Thursday after it was the target of a threat on social media.

Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with alleged online threats against a West Island high school.

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the alleged online threats that prompted a West Island school to cancel school Thursday — making it the second Montreal area school to shut its doors this week due to online threats.

Montreal police spokesman Benoit Boisselle says the accused is a student at the school and police are recommending he be charged with uttering threats.

Police have confirmed the school is no longer in any danger. It will reopen Friday and all activities will return to normal, according Gina Guillemette, a spokesperson for the Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board.

Boisselle says police searched the teen’s home today but didn’t find any weapons or explosives.

According to local media reports, a 16-year-old student at Brunswick High School in Georgia was arrested Monday and charged with making terrorist threats and the disruption of a public school.

He says the investigation is ongoing but there is no longer any direct threat to École secondaire des Sources, a French-language high school in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

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Parents were informed by email Wednesday that the school, which has a student body of 1,530, would not open Thursday because of a police investigation.

His home was searched, but no weapons or explosives were found. The boy will face charges related to the alleged threats in youth court.

It was later determined the threat on social media was meant for another U.S. institution that shared the school’s initials.

Police say the teen suspect is a student at École Secondaire des Sources, located in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, Que. — Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with alleged online threats against a western Montreal high school.

In the end, that threat was made against another school with the same initials as Beaconsfield High School.

Montreal police spokesman Benoit Boisselle says the accused is a student at the school and police are recommending he be charged with uttering threats.

The boy allegedly made death threats on social media, says Montreal police Const. Benoit Boisselle. 

He says the investigation is ongoing but there is no longer any direct threat to Ecole secondaire des Sources, a French-language high school in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

Parents were informed by email Wednesday that the school, which has a student body of 1,530, would not open Thursday because of a police investigation.

It was later determined the threat on social media was meant for another U.S. institution that shared the schools initials.