Police have laid conspiracy to commit murder charges against two teenaged girls after online threats against at least 15 students and teachers allegedly escalated into action in a small eastern Ontario town.
The 14- and 15-year-old girls face 15 counts of threatening in addition to the conspiracy charge.
Police won't reveal the exact nature of the threats, but they say the charge shows this is more than a case of cyber-bullying.
"It's beyond that, it's extremely serious," OPP Sgt. Kristine Rae told CTV Ottawa reporter Norman Fetterley in Odessa, about 15 kilometres west of Kingston.