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Youth arrested over web threats

A teenager has been arrested at a school in Norfolk after threats were posted on an internet website.

The boy, aged 16, was arrested at Attleborough High School, Attleborough, at 1130 GMT.

Norfolk Police said officers seized a knife, matches and a canister of what is believed to be a flammable liquid.

The boy has been arrested on suspicion of threats to commit criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon. He is currently in custody.

Bags searched

Supt Katie Elliott said: "The constabulary was alerted by a member of the public after a message was posted on a website inferring the criminal damage to Attleborough School."

Police said all pupils had their bags searched as a precaution.

Nothing further was found at the school, which was searched with the help of teaching staff, said the police.

The youth's home address has been searched and a computer has been seized which is currently being analysed.

The youth remains in custody and will be interviewed on Tuesday night and on Wednesday.

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