Norwegian exchange student charged with terrorist threats in the United States

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A Norwegian exchange student in New York was arrested this week after making threats of school shootings at the school he attended, according to Dagbladet.

The incident took place Tuesday at an international High School in New York, where the Norwegian was attending while on an exchange, the newspaper writes.

The Norwegian allegedly sent an anonymous message to a fellow student at the school. The message said that a school shooting would be initiated on campus within ten minutes.

The message triggered a major police action, which lasted for about three hours. Three other schools in the area initiated a so-called lockout in connection with the incident, according to US police.

The Norwegian was arrested when it became clear that he was the one behind the anonymous message. He was later released.

-“We were notified of the threat to our campus in New York and followed our security procedures. The police were immediately contacted. They have concluded that the threat was not real, and we continue with the school’s activities as normal. This was an isolated event, and all our students and staff are safe and unharmed,” says a school spokesman.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that they are familiar with the matter.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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