Teen held over Bush threats

PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 March, 2006, 12:00am

A 13-year-old boy whom police said threatened the life of US President George W. Bush has been released after it was decided his anger was directed at his school and not the leader of the free world.

Police Captain Linny Cloyd said the teen was investigated for making threats in e-mails against Mr Bush, the city of Florence in Kentucky, and a school.

Police said the e-mails were sent to the city mayor, the White House, Vice-President Dick Cheney and the Pentagon.

On Wednesday, Captain Cloyd told the Cincinnati Enquirer the student did not make a direct threat against Mr Bush, but was charged with making a terrorist threat against the school.

After a search of the boy's home, in which a computer was seized, investigators said they did not find anything to suggest he was planning to carry out the threats.