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Youths get probation in Bombardier bomb threat case

Two juveniles charged in connection with a bomb threat at Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant have been placed on probation.
In December of 2011, Thunder Bay Transit buses were taken out of service and dispatched to the Bombardier plant to provide shelter for workers. The workers had to evacuate the plant after a bomb threat. (Jeff Walters/CBC)

Two juveniles charged in connection with a bomb threat at Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant have been placed on probation.

The 16-year-old boys were charged with Uttering Threats to Destroy Property, after calling in a bomb threat at the plant to emergency officials and forcing the evacuation of the plant late last year.

The pair were identified through video from a security camera near the phone booth where the bomb threat was called in.

A member of the public recognized the teens in photos shown by the media.

The Dec. 9, 2011 incident, which happened midday, sent more than a 1,000 assembly-line workers and office staff into the cold air — many without their coats on and many without their lunches.

The youths were arrested in January.