UPDATE: Morocco man charged for sending bomb threats across Ontario
Police have not determined who is making the threats as they continue to investigate. At the time of publication police have not found any suspicious devices or actual bombs in any of the schools.

Mike Campbell

November 1, 2023

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged 45-year-old El Hachm El Moussi in connection to bomb threats issued November 1 to several schools and public facilities across the province.

UPDATE: Morocco man charged for sending bomb threats across Ontario

“The OPP is consulting with the Federal Department of Justice to determine how the accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice,” they stated in a news release.

El Moussi faces two counts each for uttering threats, extortion, and mischief. He allegedly made demands for money in exchange for information on the location of explosives.

It’s unclear where El Moussi was living at the time of the bomb threats, or even if he’s ever lived in Canada. In November, El Moussi was arrested in Morocco for making bomb threats in Belgium.

The charges come after the OPP indicated they were “investigating multiple bomb threats across parts of northern and eastern Ontario” on November 1.  

Police did not find any suspicious devices or actual bombs in any of the schools.

“The threats targeted multiple schools under multiple school boards and other facilities, demanding payment,” the OPP said

Public as well as Catholic and Jewish schools closed as a result of the threats. The Northeastern Catholic District School Board kept all students home as did the District School Board Ontario North East. At least four school boards closed all of their schools.

“A bomb threat at my elementary school. This is what it feels like to be Jewish in 2023,” said X user Lorne Geller.

Share this story

Help Keep your News Free

Share this story

It's crucial we stay in touch

Big Tech wants to censor us, that’s why you need to stay in touch.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE...

Trending News

Quebec’s provincial police have moved in to shut down the ongoing carbon tax protest along the Ontario/Quebec border.

TCS Wire

April 9, 2024

Trending News

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has stated that if the carbon tax isn’t abolished, Justin Trudeau will be swiftly removed from office come election time next year.

Keean Bexte

April 2, 2024

Trending News

According to the OPP, there has been a 206% increase in violent car thefts and home invasions between 2021 and 2023 in Ontario.

TCS Wire

March 22, 2024

Trending News

Nurses gassed over vaccine mandate are reinstated after getting fired for “misconduct.”

Mike Campbell

March 5, 2024

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.