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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.

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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