TABER, Alta. – Police in a southern Alberta town say a man in the U.S. has been charged in connection with alleged bomb threats made to schools and a business in the community last week.
Taber police announced in a statement from Chief Graham Abela late Saturday that a man in Illinois faces charges related to the threats.
The Horizon School Division said last week in a letter sent home to parents that two schools were the focus of bomb threats in anonymous voicemail messages early Friday.
Horizon School Division schools received a third anonymous bomb threat early this afternoon, against Central School. Students had already been dismissesd for the weekend, and were out of the building at the time. Police… https://t.co/gWabhu33eL
— Horizon School Div67 (@Horizonsd67) February 8, 2019
Police said they investigated and determined the threats to be hoaxes.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it was contacted late Friday by police in Taber in relation to 10 bomb threats that were made over a 48-hour period. Locations, it said, included schools, a hospital, a bank, a police agency and a store.
The statement said Justin Bagley of Elkville, Illinois, faces 10 counts felony disorderly conduct and is being held in the Jackson County Jail.
With files from Canadian Press