May 9, 2014 5:06 pm

Canadian teens arrested following international bomb threat spree

A bomb threat was called in to Poly-Jeunesse High School in Laval last month, though the two cases do not appear to be related.

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MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police say two teenagers have been arrested in connection with various bomb scares in recent months in Canada, the United States and Britain.

One of them is a 15-year-old boy from Laval, north of Montreal.

Police allege he used a telephone or a computer to target a shopping centre, two private residences, and the same school twice.

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Authorities say the other person arrested is a 16-year-old Ontario boy who allegedly committed similar crimes targeting Ontario, Alberta, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Texas and Britain.

The Quebec boy was arrested in Laval on Thursday, while the Ontario adolescent was nabbed in Ottawa on the same day after an investigation that involved the FBI.

According to a press release issued by the Sûreté du Québec, The Laval teen was due in court Friday to potentially face charges of public mischief.

When asked about possible motives for the threats, a Sûreté du Québec spokesperson said they could not provide further comment at this time.

The Laval region of Quebec has been the target of several bomb threats over the past few months. In April, a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy were charged after a series of bomb threats were made against Poly-Jeunesse High School.

There is currently no evidence to suggest a link between the two cases.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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