Volunteer High School Swatting Suspect May Not Face Trial In The US
Due to charges he faces in Canada, the 18 year old who called in a gun threat to Volunteer High School in Hawkins County may not be sent to the US. Tennessee prosecutors with the third district say they are waiting for Canadian authorities to announce charges up there against the suspect before proceeding with extradition. The suspect, whose identity cannot be released until he is officially charged, allegedly called in a fake gun threat to the Hawkins County school from a residence in Manitoba. The act of calling in a fake threat to a school is called “swatting”. In this case the suspect called and said someone was in the school with a gun and was determined to shoot staff and students. That phone call was later demed to be a hoax.
Several weeks later the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) revealed an 18-year-old was arrested after a joint investigation among Canadian authorities, the TBI, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security. However, the suspect may not be extradited to Tennessee depending on the seriousness of the charges he faces in Canada….he is set to appear in a Manitoba court on December 7th.