British teen gets three years for bo­gus threats

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

LON­DON — A British teenager has been sent to jail for three years after his bo­gus bomb threats led to school evac­u­a­tions and an air­port se­cu­rity in­ci­dent.

Ge­orge Duke­co­han, 19, touched off panic in March when he emailed thou­sands of schools, warn­ing about an ex­plo­sive. More than 400 schools were evac­u­ated.

He later caused a scare by tele­phon­ing San Fran­cisco Air­port and claim­ing that his daugh­ter had con­tacted him while on a United Air­lines flight to say her plane had been hi­jacked.

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