Hanover Police say 14 year-old Canadian in custody, facing charges after threat

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Hanover Police have released more information about the suspect in a school threat.

Police say a 14 year-old girl is in custody with Brantford Police Service, and officers are pursuing charges, after Brantford Police determined the social media threat to be in their jurisdiction.

The BPS Major Crime Unit and BPS Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit continued the investigation and obtained judicial authorization to search a Brantford residence.

In a media release from Brantford Police, at approximately 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 14 year old Brantford female was arrested without incident at the home.

Authorities in Brantford say electronic devices were seized at the home and will be forensically examined by the BPS ICE Unit.

As a result of the investigation, Brantford police say the 14 year old Brantford female is charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm/Death under the Criminal Code.

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Brantford is a city in Ontario, Canada, more than 500 miles away from Hanover.

Right now, police say the investigation is ongoing to determine if a connection to Hanover, NH exists.

Police add right now, they are not aware of any connection.

Hanover Police say they received word of the threat around 6:30 Monday morning, mentioning several high school students and the use of a firearm.

Police were on campus Monday and Tuesday.

Brantford Police shared more in a media release Wednesday:

“The Brantford Police Service reminds people social media outlets can be a useful but powerful tool. It is everyone’s responsibility to use it appropriately and safely. Threatening online or social-media posts are taken very seriously and are not treated as juvenile pranks. The BPS treats acts of violence or threats of violence the same, they will be fully investigated and if warranted charges will be laid. These acts include the threat to public safety and our community.”

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