Hoax call boys face six months in detention

A 13 and 14-year-old boy from Weesp are facing six months in juvenile detention for making death threats in a hoax phone call about a primary school in the town, the AD reports on Tuesday.

The call in February coincided with another written threat made by a 54-year-old man and led to a major alert in Weesp. Schools were closed, there were armed police patrols for several days.
During the call, made to the 112 emergency number, one boy said: β€˜I am the serial killer of Weesp. The Jozef school is it.’
β€˜It was a stupid joke, not a serious threat. This case has been blown up out of all proportions,’ said Lionel Lalji, lawyer for one of the boys. The boys spent several days in juvenile detention after turning themselves in to police.
It is not known if the older man faces charges.
The trial begins on April 16, the AD says.

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