Glasgow & West Scotland

Boy, 15, arrested over hoax school bomb threats

Emergency services at Carluke Primary Image copyright Dave Taylor
Image caption Emergency services at Carluke Primary in South Lanarkshire

A teenager has been arrested in connection with hoax bomb threats to schools across central Scotland.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection with incidents in Glasgow, Clydebank, Campbeltown and Lanarkshire.

A spokesperson said: "Police Scotland takes hoax calls extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public."

A report will be sent to the Scottish Children's Reporter Administrator.

The boy is not being held in custody.

Pupils were moved out of some school buildings for a time after a spate of hoax calls across Scotland last week.

At the time, Police Scotland said the threats were "not credible" but some sites were evacuated temporarily as a precaution.

Image caption Pupils were evacuated from Carluke Primary and taken to nearby High Mill primary
Image caption Canberra Primary School in East Kilbride was also affected

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