May 2, 2013 1:33 pm

Woodstock boy facing charges for false bomb threat

Officials say the note was found Tuesday afternoon at East Oxford Central Public School and the school was immediately evacuated while police spent the next two hours searching the building.

Global News/ File

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – A 13-year-old boy is facing multiple charges after police say he wrote a note claiming a bomb had been planted at his Woodstock, Ont., school and that it would explode in two hours.

The boy—who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act—is charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, conveying false messages and public mischief.

No bomb was found.

Officials say the note was found Tuesday afternoon at East Oxford Central Public School and the school was immediately evacuated while police spent the next two hours searching the building.

Both the Thames Valley District School Board and provincial police released statements later Tuesday saying students and staff were not at risk at any time.

The school sent a letter home to parents on Wednesday saying the proper protocol was followed during the incident and that students were supervised while they were outside the building.

(AM980)

© The Canadian Press, 2013

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