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Teenager arrested following alleged bomb hoax at Warwickshire school

A TEENAGER from Leamington was arrested this morning (Tuesday) following a threat which saw a children evacuated from a Warwick school.

Warwickshire Police said officers investigating threats made to Myton School arrested a male teenager on suspicion of making a bomb hoax.

Police said they completed a search of the school and handed it back to staff. The school, which is open today for exams only, will be communicating plans for reopening with parents.

Chief Inspector Faz Chishty, local policing commander for south Warwickshire, said: “We appreciate the concern and disruption caused to pupils, staff and the local community and I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Myton Road on Monday. Photo: Geoff Ousbey
Myton Road on Monday. Photo: Geoff Ousbey

“Our primary concern is always the safety of staff and pupils and I’d thank them for the exemplary way they responded.

“Following a search of the site we are now satisfied it is safe for staff and pupils to return to the building. The school will be communicating with parents on plans for reopening so please follow their direction.

“We are aware of another message being shared widely on social media and messaging services amongst parents and staff. We are not linking this to the original threat made to the school and believe there is no risk posed.

“We will be maintaining a high police presence in the area over the coming days to provide reassurance to staff, pupils, and parents. If you have any concerns, please talk to one of my officers.”

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