Man arrested for Internet threat

The Fort Frances OPP is investigating a threatening incident that occurred Saturday in Fort Frances.
At approximately 4:40 p.m., Fort Frances OPP were called to investigate a report of a threat to a local woman. A 20-year-old male had uttered threats to cause death and bodily harm whilst “chatting” with the woman on an Internet chat line.
A young Emo resident was charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death contrary to the Criminal Code. He was released from custody and will appear in court on Dec. 6.
Everyone should be responsible when using the Internet. Everything you write on your computer can be traced back to your computer.
If you threaten someone over the Internet or on e-mail you can be charged under the Criminal Code of Canada. If you receive a threat or are uncomfortable with language being used, report the dialogue to the police immediately.
Never give out personal information online, you cannot be sure whom it is you are talking to, and your identity can be stolen. Remember, threatening to hurt someone on the Internet is the same as saying it face to face. It’s a crime!
In other news, Fort Frances OPP attended Fort Frances High School on Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of an incendiary device being ignited in a stairwell there.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., police responded to the report. The device has been extinguished by staff, and secured awaiting examination.
Students were not evacuated from the school, as there was no threat to their safety.
Two male suspects were arrested at the high school and later conditionally released.
As a result, one 14-year-old was charged with possession of incendiary materials contrary to the Criminal Code, while a second 14-year-old youth was charged with arson, contrary to the Criminal Code.
Both youth are slated to appear in court here dec. 6.

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