Teenaged girl charged with planning school attack in Kamloops to seek bail

The girl and a teenaged boy were arrested on Feb. 7 and charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a weapon.The boy was granted bail on Feb. 13

A Kamloops teenager who has been in custody since allegedly threatening to attack students and staff at a city high school will soon seek bail.

The girl has been held at a youth psychiatric facility since her arrest in early February.

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She is undergoing testing for a court-ordered report, which is expected to be complete by Tuesday, March 12.

The girl and a teenaged boy were arrested on Feb. 7 and charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a weapon.The boy was granted bail on Feb. 13.

Provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act prevent the publication of any information that could identify the teens, including the school they attend and allegedly targeted.

Both teens maintain troubling social media accounts. The boy’s Instagram name is a reference to a prominent U.S. school shooting and his profile includes images and text relating to death and mass slayings.

The girl’s Instagram page includes a photo appearing to depict a school shooting in progress.

The girl appeared by video from the psychiatric facility during a brief hearing in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, March11, during which her lawyer said she will be seeking her release on bail once the report is completed, which could be as soon as this week.

Lawyers are expected to meet on Monday afternoon to set the next court dates for both teens.

After news of the incident was published by KTW, SD73 sent a letter home to parents assuring them such incidents are dealt with seriously.

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