Justice briefs: Youth charged with making threats at school was bullied, says relative

A youth charged with making threats at a Yellowknife school appeared in court last week. The young male, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces three counts of uttering threats after RCMP were notified of a “potential threat” at a city school on March 15. He was arrested and charged on...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.