Nova Scotia

New Glasgow bomb-threat boy jailed

A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to a year in youth jail after he called in a bomb threat to a Nova Scotia hospital and watched as it was evacuated.

A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to a year in youth jail after he called in a bomb threat to a Nova Scotia hospital and watched as it was evacuated.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, was sentenced Tuesday for the bomb hoax at Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow.

He pleaded guilty last month to a charge of uttering threats.

The boy admitted to police that he made the call on May 30 from a Zellers store near the hospital after friends challenged him by calling him a derogatory term, the New Glasgow News reported.

More than 90 patients were evacuated from the hospital. Most had to be taken out on stretchers and hospital beds, and many were on ventilators.

The boy watched from a McDonald's restaurant at first and then moved to a nearby church, the newspaper said.

The teen apologized in court and said he didn't mean to hurt anyone.

Judge Del Atwood sentenced the boy to 12 months in a youth facility for uttering threats, followed by six months of community supervision.

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