Kingston Police Say UK Youth Responsible for December School Threats

Kingston Police believe a youth living in the United Kingdom is responsible for calling in a series of fraudulent bomb threats to local schools in December of last year.

On December 5 and 6, 2018, several local schools were placed into lockdown and/or hold and secure emergency protocols after threats were called in from an unknown person.

The threats turned out to be false, and no one was hurt. Police stress that the threats did put a drain on school operations, students and staff, and police resources.

Kingston Police are currently in the process of seeking a warrant on charges of public mischief, and uttering threats (seven counts each). However, they do not plan to extradite the youth. The warrant will be in place in order to make an arrest should the young person travel to our country

Local investigators were assisted by police in the United States and the United Kingdom.