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Teenager arrested after ‘threat to kill’ at Preston high school

Posted on - 18th March, 2019 - 5:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Christ the King Catholic High School in Frenchwood Pic: Google
Christ the King Catholic High School in Frenchwood Pic: Google

A Preston school was placed on lockdown after ‘threats to kill’ had been made over social media.

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Christ the King Catholic High School in Lawrence Avenue, Frenchwood, saw Preston Police called there due to a ‘concern for safety’.

Police said around 10.32am on Monday (18 March) threats had been made over social media towards a pupil at the school.

A police spokesman said: “Safeguarding measures were put in place and there was a heavier police presence in the area for reassurance purposes.

“We are treating this as a targeted threat and do not believe there is any wider concern for the public.”

Police also had Section 60 – stop and search – powers authorised in the Frenchwood and Avenham areas until 5pm on Monday.

Read more: Police release picture of a man in connection with Fishwick stabbing

A 16 year old boy from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and is currently in custody.

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