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12-year-old Manitoba girl banned from Facebook after uttering online threats


A judge has told a 12-year-old Manitoba girl that Facebook is out of bounds while she spends a year on probation for an online threat against two other girls.

The probation order that includes 50 hours of community service came down Monday in a Brandon courtroom after the girl pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering threats.

Court heard the girl and the 13-year-old victims had all been friends before there was a falling-out over a boy.

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The girl also pleaded guilty Monday to assault for slapping another 13-year-old girl in the face twice in late February.

She also received a nine-month conditional discharge last August for an assault conviction.

The judge told her that provided she stays out of trouble, and her mother approves, she can resume her Facebook activities when probation ends.

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