After fireworks were set off aboard a GO train in Toronto on Thursday night, a 14-year-old kid has been charged, according to police.
According to the transit company Metrolinx, it was reported that “a group of young individuals lit off fireworks from the floor of a cab” at about 9:30 p.m.
According to Toronto police, two boys, ages 14 and 16, were taken into custody at Rouge Hill station by GO Transit Special Constables who were on the scene.
After further investigation, police said the 16-year-old was released and the 14-year-old was charged with mischief under $5,000.
The minor’s identity cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Metrolinx says this is the second incident this past week with people “illegally and dangerously” setting off fireworks.
The other incident was earlier this week when fireworks were set off directly at station staff.
No physical injuries were reported in either of the incidents.
“Fortunately, neither of the incidents caused serious injuries. However, setting off fireworks in the direction of people or on trains is incredibly dangerous and could result in serious charges,” Aikins said.