Two teens have been arrested and charged in connection with a smoke grenade incident at Brooklin High School in north Whitby.
A 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both from Whitby, are students at the school and are charged with Mischief Endangering Life. They were released on a Promise to Appear OIC Undertaking.
On Monday, June 13, 2016, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from Central West Division responded to Brooklin High School on Carnwith Drive West to assist the fire department. A device had been ignited in the school cafeteria, which generated a large cloud of orange smoke. The cafeteria was filled with students on lunch period at the time and caused panic in some students as they rushed to exit the cafeteria. The incident put the safety of the students and staff at risk and could have resulted in serious injuries. The school was evacuated as a safety precaution, but no injuries were reported. The device was determined to be a high-output smoke grenade that is commonly used by paintball enthusiasts.