Two Teens Arrested In Connection To 14 Threats At Ontario High School
Police make arrests in connection to Hammarskjold High School threats.
The students and staff of Hammarskjold High School are finally getting some answers. For two months the school, which is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, was plagued by a constant barrage of mysterious threats ranging from planned shootings to explosives. 14 anonymous threats were levelled against the school. The Hammarskjold High School threats forced a total of 12 school shutdowns in just nine weeks.
According to Thunder Bay Police, two individuals have now been arrested and charged in connection to the threats against Hammarskjold High School. Investigators discovered that an 18-year-old woman had submitted Crime Stoppers tips regarding threats against the school on April 8, 9,10 and 16.
Investigators were also able to identify the device which was being used to submit the threats. A suspect, 18-year-old Emilie-Jade Pakrashi, was finally arrested on April 17th. The investigation then revealed a second suspect linked to the case, a 14-year-old boy from Thunder Bay, whose name cannot be revealed due to the legal protection enforced by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The boy was linked to a series of anonymous tips regarding threats to Hammarskjold High School on April 11 and April 17.
Pakarashi lives in Shuniah Ontario, which is 45-minutes outside of North Bay. She is facing three counts of both Public Mischief Reporting Offences and Lawful Use Of Property alongside one count of Mischief interference.
The 14-year-old boy faces four counts of both Public Mischief Reporting Offences and Mischief Interference with Lawful Use Of Property.
Pakrashi has since been released on a $10,000 bail. The youth was released to a "responsible person" according to a report by Thunder Bay police.