Windsor teen accused of tweeting school threat charged
Windsor police can be seen arresting a suspect at Riverside High School in Windsor, Ont. in connection to alleged threats against a Windsor school on Thursday, Jan. 23. (Twitter/ CTV Windsor)
Windsor police have charged 18-year-old Adam Moroz in connection to alleged threats made over Twitter that put several area schools on high alert.
Moroz allegedly took to Twitter Wednesday night where he tweeted, “shooting up the school tomorrow wear a red shirt if you want to live so we know not to shoot you.”
Police have charged Moroz with conveying a threat.
According to police, officers were called to St. Clair College’s main campus shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday looking for someone who may have had a firearm.
Police have since determined that the threat was not made against the college.
Authorities notified local school boards about their investigation, as a result several area schools were placed on high alert.
Moroz was arrested at Riverside High School.
Windsor police say they take information of a criminal nature from all sources very seriously.
“Social media is an information source that has led to charges in the past,” Sgt. Matthew D’Asti said in a release. “In this incident, there was a massive mobilization of police resources that lead to the arrest of the suspect.”
Police are reminding parents to be vigilant with their children’s activities on social media.