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A 14-year-old male has been arrested and reported to the Children’s Panel following an incident at Kelso High School on Monday, March 31.

Police responded to a bomb threat at the high school around 2.30pm on the day in question, following a suspicious call.

The school was evacuated as a precaution before it was determined that the call was a hoax.

Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson said: “This hoax call caused significant disruption and some alarm to pupils.

“This led to a robust and an extensive inquiry to establish the circumstances, resulting in the quick arrest. We hope this arrest serves as a reminder of how serious such matters are treated.”

 

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