South Shields man arrested after alleged threats to kill US schoolchildren

A man from South Shields has been arrested in connection with alleged threats to shoot 200 schoolchildren in America.

It follows an anonymous post on a memorial page on Facebook on Wednesday 6th February.

Northumbria Police have confirmed a 24-year-old man has been arrested on Friday on suspicion of making threats to kill and is currently in custody.

A spokesperson for the force also said there is currently nothing to suggest he posed any physical threat to schools in the UK or in America.

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Man charged over US Facebook threats

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court accused of threatening to kill hundreds of Americans.