Irish boy, 15, arrested after threatening to blow up his school and 'slit throats' in name of ISIS
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Irish boy, 15, arrested after threatening to blow up his school and 'slit throats' in name of ISIS

A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY has been arrested in Dublin after threatening to attack his school in the name of ISIS.

Armed Gardaí attended the as-yet-unnamed south Dublin school at around 1.40pm yesterday afternoon after two disturbing calls were made to 999.

In the calls, the teen claimed he was going to blow up the school, that he was armed with a knife and that he was going to "slit the throats" of other students.

He also claimed he was working on behalf of the terror group ISIS.

The emergency calls led to a major Garda response and the boy involved was arrested on school grounds. He was not armed.

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The youngster was taken to Sundrive Road Garda Station and questioned by detectives in the presence of his mother.

His mobile phone was seized and officers searched his Dublin 8 home last night, where they trawled through his bedroom in the search for other devices and information linking him to ISIS.

However, he has since been released without charge.

A file on the matter is being prepared for the DPP.