A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after a suspicious message containing a bomb threat was sent to a Garston school.
Police were called on Thursday, November 2, the message was sent to St Michael’s Catholic High School and various pupils.
Though no viable threat was ascertained, the police have now confirmed a 13-year-old boy from Watford was arrested on Tuesday, November 7, on suspicion of sending letters with intent to cause distress or anxiety, under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.
The boy has now been released on bail whilst enquiries continue.
A spokesperson for Herts Police said: “You can report information online, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/87898/23.”
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.
Headteacher at St Michael’s, Edward Conway, said: “We continue to work closely with the police. The wellbeing of our young people and wider school community remains our priority. Our school is operating normally.”