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Secondary schools in Leiden were closed after the threat. Photo: EPA

Ex-pupil of British School in the Netherlands held over shooting threat

Dutch police yesterday arrested a former pupil at a British school in the Netherlands in connection with a threat to go on a shooting spree that saw armed police deployed and schools closed. Police in the university city of Leiden, just northeast of The Hague, confirmed that a person had been arrested after the threat to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can" was posted online at the weekend.