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Kamloops teenager accused of planning high school attack released on bail

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March 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops teenaged girl charged with conspiracy in connection to planning an attack with weapons against several people at a high school has been released from custody on strict bail conditions today.

Kamloops Provincial Court Judge Stephen Harrison granted the high school student bail today, March 20, and she will essentially be on house arrest. The girl has no previous criminal record.

Defence and Crown lawyers met yesterday, March 19, to submit their recommendations for conditions should her bail application be granted.

The girl had been in custody for approximately 30 days according to her lawyer. Her co-accused, a high school aged boy, has already been released on bail.

The girl’s name, the name of the school or anything that could identify the teen cannot be made public due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act which protects the identities of young people. The circumstances of the charge also cannot be released due to a court-ordered publication ban.

Last month, the superintendent of the Kamloops-Thompson School District, Alison Sidow, sent out a letter to all parents and guardians enrolled in the school district, stating they were aware of the incident and were working with the RCMP after the criminal charges against two teens became public through a story published by Kamloops This Week.

“I understand some of you may be feeling a little uneasy after hearing about a recent event involving threats to a school,” Sidow said in the letter. “The RCMP spoke with both students and their families and have take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all students and staff at the school.”

Harrison says some of the girl’s bail conditions include not to make any threats, damage property or harm people using firearms or other weapons of any kind. She is also prohibited from speaking to her co-accused. 

Both are scheduled to appear in court again on April 8.


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