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Hoax bombs cause 400 schools to be evacuated.

Hoax bombs cause 400 schools to be evacuated.

Teenager's hoax bomb threats caused 400 schools in the UK to be evacuated and a trans-Atlantic plane to be quarantined, a court has heard.  

George Duke-Cohan, 19, was arrested days after his threats - carried out from behind a computer screen - resulted in thousands of pupils and staff having to walk out of hundreds of British schools in March this year. 

Weeks later, whilst still under investigation, he sent a mass email to schools in the UK and the US claiming that pipe bombs had been planted on the premises.

Then on August 9, the hacker group known as Apophis Squad claimed on their Twitter page that flight UAL 949 had been grounded due to their actions.

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