Teen given conditional discharge for Evan Hardy threats

By Dan Zakreski

Referenced Columbine killers in online forum

Evan Hardy (SPSD)

 A Saskatoon teen who threatened to kill his Evan Hardy Collegiate classmates pleaded guilty in court this morning.

The 16-year-old pleaded guilty to uttering threats and was given a nine-month conditional discharge.

"You got our attention," said Judge Brent Klause.

References Columbine

The teen cannot be named because of his age.

The threats surfaced in an online forum in February. The anonymous posts talked about a student rushing the high school with guns and bombs.

The writer also spoke admiringly of the two students responsible for the Columbine High School massacre in the United States.

High school can be cruel.- Judge Brent Klause

Police were able to identify and confront the teen by analyzing clues in the posts.

It turned out that the 16-year-old writer had been bullied at the school. He admitted to writing the posts -- adding that he immediately regretted posting them.

"High school can be cruel but most bullies are boneheads," said Klause.

"I've been where you are. The best revenge for bullying is success."

The Crown and defense jointly recommended the conditional discharge.