Today, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School was in lock-down due to an anonymous bomb threat that was received at 11:22 this morning. Hours later, four Elementary Schools in Meadowgreen received separate bomb threats and had to be evacuated. The threats resulted in S.W.A.T. Teams and local Fire and Police services to be called, resulting in the closure of surrounding roadways and ultimately the panic of hundreds of parents fearing for the lives of their children. While some parents were upset at not being able to pick their children up to remove them from harm, none of them took today’s the threat of violence against their children lightly. Two weeks ago, a similar situation occurred in Halton, Ontario where a teen was later charged with over 60 criminal offences when he called in a bomb threat to Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School on April 30, 2014. Authorities describe a trend called ‘swatting’ that involves calling in a threat significant enough that warrants the deployment of the S.W.A.T. team.
Press Release: Halton Police received a 911 call from an unidentified male who claimed he had placed explosives in the area of the school which were going to detonate. The school went into lockdown mode and police responded to address the threat and facilitate the evacuation of the building. All three levels of Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School were searched and cleared of any danger.
During this incident over 30 officers and specialty units including Traffic services, Tactical Rescue Unit, Uniform, Detective Units, multiple K9 units, and EDU were involved for a total of over eight hours.All students and faculty/guests cleared the building safely by police escort.An investigation was commenced to identify those responsible for the false report. On May 2nd 2014 a search warrant was executed at a Milton youth’s home. He was arrested and charged with Public Mischief and released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking. During this time officers learned the accused had planned for the threat to be delivered by an “online” acquaintance.The acquaintance was identified asan Ottawa youth who had been responsible for numerous “Swatting” incidents across North America. This information was shared and investigatorsliaised with Ottawa Police to support a multi-jurisdictional investigation which included Laval Police,Sûreté du Quebec, Calgary Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.“Swatting” is a term used to describe a false report to emergency services (911) indicating a critical situation. It is designed to illicit an emergency response by police officers (S.W.A.T). The motivation can be hoax or revenge against an individual or organization. Regardless of the motivation, it creates public safety concern as it necessitates an emergent response while drawing on substantial resources which could be required elsewhere.
CONFIDENTIAL – PLEASE READInternal Memorandum of The International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ) – Central Directorate, BrusselsMay 16, 2014Note: This Memo is being sent to the now hundreds of volunteers in twelve countries who are being trained as common law peace officers or activists affiliated with the ICLCJ. By now, you should have all received training material and been linked to other volunteers in your town or area. If you have not, please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org .Dear friends,Each of you is now a part of a sovereign peoples’ movement under the authority of the common law. The aim of that movement is simple: to reclaim the law to serve the people and protect their liberty and security. And as volunteers for sheriff training, you will become the police arm of the common law courts.Most of you are in the early stages of forming such courts, while others have convened them; and yet regardless, it is vital that each one of you act now with others to become guardians of the peace, of children, and of the peoples’ liberty in your communities.Consequently, and in accordance with our Urgent Action Alert of May 14, 2014 found at www.itccs.org, our Directorate is calling on all of our chartered common law groups to immediately establish Direct Action Units (DAU’s) as part of their sheriffs’ training program. The DAU’s will undertake the following tasks:1. Perform arrests on criminals convicted by the ICLCJ, and upon child rapists and others who are clear dangers to our communities, and seize the property of convicted criminal organizations;2. Provide security for the common law court, and for ICLCJ investigations, such as at mass grave sites and crime scenes, and3. Conduct public education about the work of the ICLCJ and our local common law courts, and recruit and deputize new members.The DAU’s will draw more people into our movement and gain legitimacy for it by showing that we are not simply talking about justice, but showing that our courts and the people at large have the power to directly stop crime and protect the innocent in their own communities. For as Sun Tzu says in The Art of War, “Bind those you lead into battle with deeds; do not command them with words.”We therefore ask each of your local common law groups to immediately recruit reliable, able bodied men and women into Direct Action Units of no more than ten people each, under the leadership of a Unit Commander. Once formed, the DAU will be expected to undertake all three of the tasks outlined above, and to report regularly to ICLCJ Central or to Field Secretary Kevin Annett, who will provide you with the necessary material and information needed to proceed.Feel free to take action based on what you know is true and necessary. Stay alert for more updates, and contact Kevin email@example.com for front line assistance and to report your progress.With our thanks,The Central Directorate of ICLCJ , Brussels 16/5/2014 (GMT)