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Sudbury teen charged with school threats released on bail

Strict conditions include an order to remain at home during school hours
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An 18-year-old College Notre Dame student charged with threats against staff and students of the school was released on bail Wednesday afternoon. (File)

An 18-year-old College Notre Dame student charged with threats against staff and students of the school was released on bail Wednesday afternoon.

Zachary Pilon, 18, appeared in bail court in Sudbury in a courtroom packed with students and his parents.

Ontario Court Justice of the Peace James Bubba ordered Pilon's release on a $1,000 recognizance into the supervision of his father, who will be acting as surety.

Pilon was arrested and charged with uttering threats and criminal harassment on Tuesday after Greater Sudbury Police were notified of a threatening Instagram post made under the account name “sch00lsh00ter767”.

Greater Sudbury Police confirmed Wednesday morning that through their investigation, they determined the teen acted alone in the threat, and was not in possession of any weapons.

Bubba granted Pilon's release Wednesday afternoon with a strict set of conditions, including a curfew that mandates he must remain in his father or mother's home between school hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Pilon was given a few exceptions to the curfew, including medical emergencies, going to and from work, while in the presence of his surety or his mother.

Pilon was also given a no contact order for all of the people whose names appeared in an Instagram post from the account ‘cnd_is_sus’ titled ‘CND KILL LIST.’

He is not to possess any weapons, apply to own weapons, or reside where weapons are kept. 

Pilon is not to attend or be within 200 metres of any school, and is not to attend College Notre Dame or be within 250 metres of the school. 

Bubba also handed down an almost a complete technology ban. Pilon will be restricted from using any handheld mobile device, accessing any forms of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat, and will only be permitted to access the internet for the purpose of school work and assignments, or checking his work schedule online.

Pilon may only access a computer within the home of his surety or his mother and must do so under either person's supervision, and only his father and mother can have the password to the computer that Zachary will be using. 

He will be granted access to social media for the first 24 hours following his release, strictly for the purpose of removing all of his accounts, and must do so under the supervision of his father or mother.
 




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