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Teens charged overseas in threats made to Calgary and Edmonton schools

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Teens in Scotland are being charged following shooting and bomb threats made this year

The teens threatened five countries, including a number in Calgary and Edmonton

EDMONTON – Three teenagers in Scotland have been charged after shooting and bomb threats were made earlier this year against schools in five countries, including a number in Calgary and Edmonton.

Police say charges are pending against another youth in England.

The threats surfaced in February through an online calling app.

Nine schools and a bank in Edmonton, as well as five schools in Calgary, received calls, which prompted security protocols until it was determined the calls were part of a large-scale hoax.

Edmonton police say an investigation was able to trace the calls to the United Kingdom, where they were linked to more than 80 similar ones to the Netherlands, England, Scotland and the United States.

The three teens, who are between 15 and 17, face several charges each under Scottish law and cannot be names because of their age.