Following the arrest of two teenagers who allegedly planned to kill three classmates, Global Montreal’s Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard speaks to cyber expert Terry Cutler about how important it is for parents to know what their children are doing online.
Two teenagers, aged 14 and 16, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and assault in an alleged plot against three of their classmates.
They were arrested in Saint-Hyacinthe Wednesday, about 60 km east of Montreal, after parents of one of the teens tipped off police.
Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officials searched the teen’s high school and found evidence that they were planning to carry out a violent plan to murder several of their peers, as well as drug and sexually assault another.
SQ spokesperson Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said the case should served as a reminder to all teens that police take all threats seriously, even when they are made on social media.
The two are expected to appear in Saint-Hyacinthe court Tuesday.
I’m a government cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the Vice-President of Cyber at SIRCO, an investigations and protections firm in Montréal, Canada.
I’m also a frequent contributor to National & Global media reportage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and the real social network dangers that families and individuals face every day.