Netherlands Closes Schools over Anonymous Threats

Somebody on the Internet warned of a shooting spree. To the bunkers!


Dozens of schools in the Netherlands were closed on Monday, and thousands of students stayed at home after an anonymous message posted on the internet threatened a shooting spree, police said.

Police detained a former student of the British School near Leiden on suspicion of making the threat, the Dutch force said in a statement.

The person who posted the message said he or she intended to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can" at the school. The posting also showed a picture of a pistol.