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Dutch police free school shooting threat suspect

Dutch police said Tuesday they had released a former British School pupil arrested in connection with an online threat to carry out a school shooting after ruling him out as a suspect. The threat to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can" made on a US-based website over the weekend led to all secondary schools in the university city of Leiden being closed on Monday and armed police being deployed. "The suspect arrested for threatening a Leiden school has been released... and is no longer a suspect," police said in a statement.

Dutch police arrest ex-British school pupil over shooting threat

Dutch police arrested a former pupil at a British school in the Netherlands on Monday in connection with a threat to go on a shooting spree that saw armed police deployed and schools closed. Police in the university city of Leiden, just northeast of The Hague, confirmed one person had been arrested following the threat to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can", made on an Internet site over the weekend. "Someone was arrested in connection with the threat and we're continuing our investigations," a police spokeswoman said, declining to give her name.

Dutch police arrest ex-British school pupil over shooting threat

Dutch police arrested a former pupil at a British school in the Netherlands on Monday in connection with a threat to go on a shooting spree that saw armed police deployed and schools closed. Police in the university city of Leiden, just northeast of The Hague, confirmed one person had been arrested following the threat to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can", made on an Internet site over the weekend. "Someone was arrested in connection with the threat and we're continuing our investigations," a police spokeswoman said, declining to give her name.

British school in Netherlands says ex-pupil arrested for shooting threat

Dutch police have arrested a former British School pupil in connection with a shooting threat that led to the closure of schools in university city Leiden, the school said on Monday. "We have been informed that a former student of the British School in the Netherlands has been arrested in connection to threats made against a Dutch school in Leiden," a statement said. cjo/ric

Dutch schools closed, police deployed after shooting threat

Armed police were deployed and schools closed in the western Dutch city of Leiden on Monday after an apparent student threat to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can". A decision was taken late Sunday night to close secondary schools to thousands of pupils following a tip-off by Swiss police concerning a threat made on the Internet over the weekend. "I will shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can," said the anonymous message in English on the US-based online forum 4chan.org.
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