Man Arrested Over Online Threats to Morpeth Schools

An 18-year-old man's been arrested after social media threats were made to two schools in Morpeth.

Threatening messages were sent to Stobhill Gate First School on Friday last week (24th March), and Collingwood School yesterday (28th March).

Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Aspey said: "We want to reassure parents that there is no safety issue at either school and they should continue to bring their children to school as usual.

While we do not believe there is any credible threat to pupils at either school and treating this as a malicious act, we will have a police presence at the schools throughout this week, both in the mornings and afternoons, to speak to any parents who have concerns or any information about the sender of the message."

The man has been released on bail. 

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First published: 27th March 2017

Police are reassuring parents at a school in Morpeth after a malicious message was sent regarding pupil safety

Stobhill Gate First School received a message containing the threat on Friday. 

As a result there will be police officers at the gates of the school this afternoon, but parents are being told there's no safety issue and to carry on as normal.

Police say they don't believe it was a credible threat, but are investigating what they've called a 'malicious communication.'

The school aren't making any comment.

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