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14-year-old charged after youth receives threats: OPP

OPP were contacted by a concerned parent after their child received a series of threats to cause bodily harm
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A Barrie teenager has been charged after provincial police say a child received "a series of threats to cause bodily harm through electronic means of communication."

Grey-Bruce OPP officers were contacted by a "concerned" parent of the alleged victim on Saturday, Feb. 25, shortly after 1:30 p.m.

During the course of the investigation, police say officers were able to identify the alleged sender, who was a youth.

Grey-Bruce OPP have charged a 14-year-old Barrie resident, whose identity is protected under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound at a later date.

Grey-Bruce OPP is urging parents and caregivers to keep track of what their children are using their electronic devices for.

"This is yet another occurrence involving youth [allegedly] sending and receiving messages that are criminal in nature," OPP said in a news release.