Bengaluru: Minor detained for sending bomb threat emails to school

Bengaluru Police has detained a minor boy for allegedly sending emails threatening to make bombs at his school. Police said the minor took this step to postpone some scheduled examinations.

West Division DCP Laxman Nimbargi confirmed the development and said that an investigation was underway.

Officials of National Hill View Public School in RR Nagar reportedly received the email late Sunday evening, but it came to their notice on Monday morning.

The school is owned by Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and has around 2,000 students from classes I to XII. After receiving the threat, the bomb disposal squad had evacuated the school and searched the premises. Normal classes resumed in the school on Tuesday.

Notably, in April this year, 16 schools in Bengaluru received bomb threat emails. Police later found that a minor from Tamil Nadu was sending those emails.

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