Police Shed Light on gun threat

BEDFORDSHIRE Police have revealed the background behind their investigation into the incident that led to the evacuation of Samuel Whitbread Community College yesterday (Wednesday). Police say they were alerted to a possible threat by a teenager who claim

BEDFORDSHIRE Police have revealed the background behind their investigation into the incident that led to the evacuation of Samuel Whitbread Community College yesterday (Wednesday).

Police say they were alerted to a possible threat by a teenager who claimed he had a gun.

A pupil informed them and members of staff at the school that he had received a series of threatening texts surrounding his association with a girl that angered the other youth.

Police say no gun has been found and a 17-year-old youth from Sandy has been questioned and released on police bail.


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"Police have arrested a teenager for making threats to another person," said a Beds Police spokesman.

"The incident will be fully investigated and we are working with the school to minimise any further disruption. There never was a gun and nobody physically threatened anyone at the school.

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