Woman who threatened to harm school children to be sentenced this afternoon

Published on August 12, 2014
Nancy Hart is seen here in a court appearance today. — Photo by Glen Whiffen/The Telegram

A woman, who made an early morning threat on June 9 to harm children at Bishop Feild Elementary school in St. John's, pleaded guilty today to charges of uttering threats and breaching a supervision order.

Nancy Hart, 49, had called the RNC just after 4 a.m., threatening to kidnap a young boy and young girl, kill them and then kill herself.

The school was locked down for the day and Hart was later arrested and charged.

She will be sentenced this afternoon on the charges of uttering threats and breaching conditions of a 10-year supervision order she is under.

The crown and defence have made a joint recommendation on sentence suggesting a 15-month prison term and probation.

Hart has a lengthy criminal record that includes offences such as sexual assault, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, arson, and breaches of court orders.