Computer junkie a modest hero
Concordia student hailed for alerting police to teen's Internet threat to attack his U.K. school
Mar 21, 2009 04:30 AM
QUEBEC BUREAU CHIEF
MONTREAL ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â€œ A Concordia University student who helped thwart a potential firebombing at a British high school is being recognized for his efforts on both sides of the Atlantic.
J. P. Neufeld was on an online forum Tuesday morning when he spotted a new posting entitled, "This is it," threatening to attack the school in Norfolk in the east of England. He immediately telephoned police there.
An armed 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday and detained.
Now, Neufeld is being hailed as a hero not only on the Internet, but Concordia will recognize him with a special certificate at its annual awards dinner April 2 for, as dean of students Beth Morey said, "having the courage to get involved."
Full story here: http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/606061
And the thread that started it all (language warning): http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1039574
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