Police in Calgary, Ont., say they’ve arrested two teens who used social media to make a sting in a local park, including an online photo of two young girls posing for selfies.
The two were charged with uttering threats and harassment under the Criminal Code.
The teens, 17 and 18, were arrested on Monday and are being held without bail.
The 18-year-old boy was released on $100,000 bail while the 17-year old boy was remanded in custody pending further court appearances.
The teen, who is believed to be from Alberta, has not been named, but CBC News confirmed with the teen’s mother that the teen is from Calgary.
I feel sick,” said Stephanie Schulze.
The incident occurred Monday in the community of Parklands, just south of Calgary.
The park is part of a park that is home to about 300 people.
“They were just hanging out in the park with a bunch of other kids,” said Schulz.
“And they just posted a picture of a girl, of their friend, and posted a photo of their mom, of a young girl.”
The teen girl was in a photo posted by one of the teens, who said she posted it as part of an online group called “friends with benefits.”
She then sent the photo to a number of people who posted photos of themselves.
“She just kind of snapped that picture and then they were all on the social media,” said Brandon Schulzes, the teenager’s father.
“Then they were posting that photo, and that was just a joke.”
Schulzen was on the phone with his son when the teen posted the photo on social media.
“He had said, ‘You know, you know I’m not doing this for you, but I’m doing this because I want to do something for you,'” Schulzi said.
“So I think he felt like he could say to his friends, ‘I’m sorry.
I know this is a big deal.
I didn’t mean to.’
And that was the last thing that he said to me.”
Schulkers Facebook friends were also surprised to learn of the arrest.
“What the hell is going on with these people?
You guys can’t just put a picture out there and say it’s all for you,” said one friend.
“People are just trying to be nice to you, they’re just trying not to be mad at you.”
The photos were posted by two other teens in the group called Friends With Benefits.
“That’s not me.
That’s a friend of my friend.
That doesn’t mean anything,” one of them said.
The arrest comes just weeks after Calgary police released a video that shows two young men making threatening comments to a woman, in what police believe is a revenge attack.
The video was released after the woman reported the comments to police.
A man who was arrested in May said he had posted the photos on Facebook, and was arrested again after a woman reported him to police and he admitted to making them.
In May, Calgary police arrested a man for posting a photo on Facebook of a woman’s legs with a caption that read, “I hope he is not dead.”
The man, who was not identified by police, is also charged with assault causing bodily harm.