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Girl, 14, arrested over Black Country school bomb hoax call

Wodensborough Ormiston Academy Image copyright Google
Image caption A bomb threat was called in to Wodensborough Ormiston Academy on Thursday, police claimed

A teenage girl has been charged with making a hoax bomb call to a school.

The 14-year-old was charged after a threat was made to Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Wednesbury, on Thursday, said police.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at her West Bromwich home and bailed to appear at Sandwell Youth Court on Monday.

Police said those found guilty of communicating a bomb hoax could face up to seven years in prison.

The West Midlands force said a 14-year-old boy arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of making a hoax call to Great Barr School had been bailed.

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