Man arrested over hoax bomb threats sent to schools in South Yorkshire
A man has been arrested over hoax bomb threats sent to schools and colleges across the UK, including some in South Yorkshire.
The 19-year-old was arrested in Watford yesterday as part of an investigation led by the National Crime Agency.
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"We understand parents’ and teachers’ concerns but stress there was no credible threat to the emails schools received. However we are taking the communications extremely seriously.
"As this is now a live investigation we are unable to comment further."