Three teenagers charged abroad after taking pictures, bomb threats made to varsities in Calgary and Edmonton


EDMONTON—Three youngsters in Scotland have been charged after taking pictures and bomb threats had been made earlier this yr towards colleges in 5 international locations, together with a quantity in Calgary and Edmonton.

Police say prices are pending towards one other youth in England.

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The threats surfaced in February via an internet calling app.

9 colleges and a financial institution in Edmonton, in addition to 5 colleges in Calgary, acquired calls, which prompted safety protocols till it was decided the calls had been a part of a large-scale hoax.

Edmonton police say an investigation was capable of hint the calls to the UK, the place they had been linked to greater than 80 comparable ones to the Netherlands, England, Scotland and the US.

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The three teenagers, who’re between 15 and 17, face a number of prices every underneath Scottish legislation and can’t be named due to their age.

“The quantity of college and police sources these calls take up, to not point out the misery they trigger to youngsters, academics and fogeys is unacceptable,” mentioned Det. Philip Hawkins of Edmonton’s cyber crime investigations unit.

“We left no stone unturned on this prolonged investigation, even throughout worldwide borders.”

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The investigation included collaboration with police companies in Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands and the U.Okay.

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