It seem that some local idiot posted a message on an anonymous forum page named "/b/" that he was going to visit St Aelreds School here in Newton today and harm people.
They published a photo of themselves one of them brandishing a Gun, with a notesaying..
This is the photo they published
Later in the same forum thread, it seems that theoriginal poster ( alledged poster) added..
OP here, tested it at firing range, we have 2 shotguns as well, its locked in but tomorrow i have key.
The police were informed and this morning have been at the school, and have just released info that a 19yr old boy has been arrested but not yet questioned.
I wonder who the other hooded idiot is thats on the right of the photo, hiding behind his hood, glasses and cloth pulled up over his face?
The police haven’t said they have two people arrested, so I guess we will have to wait to find out who the masked figure is…
The St Helens Star website has a short breaking news post about the incident
The BBC have also picked up the story..
Andy Burnham, the Leigh MP, who is contesting the Labour party leadership is a former pupil of St Aelred’s secondary school, now known as St Aelred’s Catholic Technology College.