Police find online threats blamed on classmate
An 18-year-old Sarnia high school student is accused of threatening four girls on a social media account she created using a teenage boy’s name.
The girl charged with uttering death threats, public mischief and identity fraud initially told investigators she also had been threatened, Sarnia police said.
A teen created a social media account using a male classmate’s name and sent messages threatening violence, police said. The boy “suffered hardship” because others assumed he was the person making the threats, police said.
“Social media . . . can be used to harm others and the problems that can be caused may have significant consequences,” Sarnia police said in a statement.