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Hamilton man charged after allegedly threatening to commit school shooting

The threats were made on October 16th when Campbell, then unidentified, threatened to commit a school shooting against an unnamed Toronto school in an online chatroom.

Noah David Alter Toronto
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A man who threatened to commit a school shooting in Toronto claiming to be in possession of a firearm has been charged, CTV News reports.

Tyler Allen Campbell, 28, has been charged with "uttering threats, hoax regarding terrorist activity, failing to comply with a release order, failing to comply with a probation order, using an imitation firearm during the commission of an indictable offence, possession of a weapon, and two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order."

The threats were made on October 16 when Campbell, then unidentified, threatened to commit a school shooting against an unnamed Toronto school in an online chatroom.

According to police, "steps were [immediately] taken to ensure the safety of potentially targeted schools and officers started an investigation into identifying and locating the man from the online chat."

While at the time of the threat it was unclear whether the man actually intended to commit a school shooting, the police now appear to believe that the man was not planning to do so.

Campbell is scheduled to make a court appearance later this afternoon.

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