Toronto police say boy, 13, left ‘threatening’ messages at Scarborough faculty

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Toronto police say a 13-year-old boy is dealing with two expenses after he allegedly referred to as a Scarborough faculty and left two “threatening voicemail messages” final week.

On Monday simply after 9:30 a.m., police mentioned, officers attended a college positioned within the space of Kingston and Galloway roads.

Investigators mentioned on the previous Friday, an individual referred to as the varsity — which police haven’t recognized — at 6:31 p.m. and 6:33 p.m. and left voicemails that had been threatening in nature.

An investigation into the incident recognized a boy with no recognized connections to the varsity as a suspect.

The 13-year-old boy from Peel Area, who can’t be named underneath the Youth Prison Justice Act, turned himself in to police at 43 Division and was arrested.

Police mentioned the boy’s dad and mom had been current on the time of his arrest.

He’s charged with uttering threats and mischief and can seem in a Toronto courtroom on July 20.

The information comes a day after Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate, positioned at Guildwood Parkway and Livingston Street in Scarborough, was briefly positioned in lockdown after the Toronto District College Board mentioned the varsity acquired a menace.

It’s unclear if the menace acquired by Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate is said to the arrest introduced by Toronto police right now.

“Most of these stories understandably trigger concern locally and are taken very significantly,” Toronto police mentioned in a information launch. “The Toronto Police Service will examine all stories of this nature completely and can cost offenders accordingly.”

Quite a few colleges throughout the GTA have seen a rise within the variety of threats made towards them in latest weeks, together with these in Hamilton, Brampton, and Oakville. 

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