The number of schools in Hamilton that have been victimized by copycat school threats is now ten. Now a 17-year-old is in a heap of trouble over a bomb threat.
On Thursday, June 2, 2022, the Hamilton Police were notified of a bomb threat at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. The threat indicated that a bomb would be detonated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022. An investigation was entered into and as a result a 17-year-old male was identified as being responsible.
On Monday, June 6, 2022, the male was arrested for Uttering Threats and Mischief under $5,000.
In a release, Hamilton Police say, “Hamilton Police recognize the importance of school safety and how a threat of this nature can be difficult for students, staff and their families. Police take incidents like these extremely seriously and will continue to work closely with the school boards to help identify the individuals responsible and lay the appropriate criminal charges where a suspect(s) is identified.”
Hamilton Police continue to investigate. Anyone with any information that could assist police with any of these investigations, are asked to call (905) 546-4925.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com