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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Police Chief Speaks Out On Bomb Hoax

Police Chief Bill Reid is warning would-be hoaxsters that wasting police time is a dangerous business, after a series of bomb threats at schools across Canada were found to have originated online.

Reid tells CHSJ News the culprit in last Thursday's scare at Simonds High definitely was not perpetrated by someone in the Saint John area-- but that isn't stopping investigators from looking into the case.

The caller claimed to have weapons and to have planted a bomb in the school, but police found nothing on the site. Investigators have found a number of similar calls have been made across the country via the internet.

Reid says there's no link with the suspicious package that caused a disruption at UNB for much of Monday afternoon.