Students make hoax bomb threat to cancel exams; arrested

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Updated on Sep 14, 2022 11:15 IST

The hoax threat was made by students due to upcoming exams, the police investigation revealed.

A student from a school in Amritsar made a hoax bomb threat to dodge exams. Police arrested the students and upon investigation, police found that the threat was made by two students from the Spring Dale school. They were found to have sent the bomb threat to the school on Monday. The hoax threat was made by students due to upcoming exams, the police investigation revealed.

One of the accused has been arrested and the police are in search of another. An FIR has been registered under sections 262, 506, and 507, according to the police. M.S. Bhullar, DCP, urged the parents to keep an eye on their wards and to also check their phones and activities. Further probe into the matter is awaited.

Earlier, on September 8, an incident of a hoax bomb threat happened in Amritsar's DAV Public school after which the security was tightened outside the school in Amritsar. A hoax message was sent to the school principal, of a bomb and firing at the school.

The police said that it was sent from a fake Instagram ID using Google Translate to write the text in English and Urdu. The police also said that it was done by three students from the school itself.

"The message turned out to be a hoax. It seems it was done from a fake Instagram ID made by 3 students of the school. They used Google Translate to write the text in English & Urdu. The parents were called and informed of the same. We will take action as per the principal's request," DCP Bhullar said.

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