Brantford teen faces charge over U.S. high school threat

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A Brantford teenager has been charged with threatening high school students in New Hampshire.
The Hanover Police Department reached out the Brantford Police Service on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. about a social media post which made threats about a potential shooting at Hanover High School.
Hanover police had been contacted by a resident who saw the post on Instagram, which officers learned originated from Brantford. The post threatened several students, but made no mention of anyone specific, according a statement by Hanover police.
The Brantford police’s major crime and internet child exploitation units investigated further and obtained a search warrant for a local residence. At approximately 8:45 p.m., a 14-year-old Brantford female was arrested without incident at the home. Officers seized electronic devices at the home to be forensically examined.
The Brantford teen has been charged with uttering threats to cause bodily harm/death under the Criminal Code of Canada. She was held for a bail hearing.
“Social media posts are taken very seriously and are not treated as juvenile pranks,” said a statement from Brantford Police Service. “The BPS treats acts of violence or threats of violence the same. They will be fully investigated and if warranted charges will be laid. These acts include the threat to public safety and our community.”
Anyone with information can contact Detective Jason Sinning of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113, ext. 2265.
To remain anonymous, contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or visit http://www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.

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