Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teen reported fake school bus flip

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with making up a school bus accident in a call to 911 in Bonnyville, Canada.

At about 4:15 p.m. on April 29, 911 operators received a call about a bus full of children that flipped on a highway north of the city. Paramedics, firefighters and police were called to respond, and the local hospital put its emergency response plan into action.

On arriving at the scene of the supposed crash, emergency personnel couldn't find anything. Several minutes later, another call was made to 911 and operators learned the incident was a hoax. The teenager has been charged with sending a false message and breaching a probation order. He cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. (info from Edmonton Journal)

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