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UP Cops: School Bomb Scare Linked to Students’ Online Gaming Chat

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Lucknow: Authorities in Lucknow have unveiled the source of recent bomb threat emails targeting schools, tracing them back to a group of children innocently engaged in online chat. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Zone) Tej Swaroop Singh, the children, aged between 10-11, inadvertently forwarded the alarming messages during a gaming session on the app ‘Discord.’ Surprisingly, the youngsters hail from different states, with no apparent connection to each other. Their identities remain confidential.

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Despite the children’s innocence, the incident prompted a serious response. Following a complaint by a private school principal, law enforcement swiftly registered an FIR. A specialized team, comprising surveillance and Sushant Golf City police, was assembled to investigate further.

The investigation revealed that the children obtained the school’s email ID from a pamphlet, underscoring the importance of digital safety measures. The case remains open as authorities continue to explore all angles.

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