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French teenager Vincent Lauton arrested after school bomb threats made across the world and in Australia.

The Herald Sun reports, Vincent Lauton, 18, is facing questions from detectives in Paris over multiple bomb threats that were made in Europe, Asia, the US and Australia.

His hoax threats allegedly carried the message of ‘You Will Die’ that led to many schools being evacuated as a security measure to keep students safe.

Victoria Police said this afternoon they were aware of reports about the 18-year-old’s arrest by French authorities.

Victoria Police are now liaising with Federal Police who are checking information about the arrest with the assistance of the UK Police Force.

Australian Federal Police spokeswoman Catherine Bennett confirmed they had been alerted to reports on the arrest of a French citizen in relation to hoax threats to schools.

“The AFP is continuing to liaise with domestic and international partners on this matter,” Ms Bennett said.

The arrest has come after up to six Victorian schools took threatening phone calls on Thursday, including Sydenham-Hillside Primary School’s Hillside campus, Pakenham Springs Primary and Rangebank Primary.

But it is not known if the French teenager is responsible for the vicious bomb threats made against Victorian schools.

A series of bomb hoaxes were made across Australia and the world in recent weeks, with dozens of schools on lockdown and thousands of students evacuated in Victoria and NSW alone in January.

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  • this is becoming far too common. We must be able to do something some how to curb this behaviour. Maybe early education might help…or is it purely their religion??

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  • this is sad that people think this is funny or entertaining. no more of this please!

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  • So was it him or someone else hacking his server?

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  • What a shame that someone who obviously has internet and technology smarts would use it for something negative rather then something positive. Its very possible that he has ruined his own life. What a shame.

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  • I do hope this means it;s all over now, including schools in Australia.

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  • They say it’s still not sure he was responsible for the bomb threats in Victoria. I guess we need to wait for further developments.

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    • Im very confused as to what these posts of “Lke gd” and the upside down photo mean….same thing on several posts ?????

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  • This is getting ridiculous. This delirium comes from an absurd article from the Daily Mail, a completely unreliable tabloid. The teen was only interrogated for 48h and cleared of all charges regarding these calls. The culprits just used his server to post a tweet about one French School! He is now free at home. Great journalism…

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  • Glad they got him. If there are others involved they’ll get them soon

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  • Glad they keep finding the culprit/s of these crimes. It is reassuring for the community.

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  • The interruptions to schooling is just not right. It waste time for all involved in the educating of our children. Sure some would love the break but others take their schooling seriously.

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  • So glad they have found the (or one of the) culprits.

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  • He deserves whatever punishment is meted out to him by the authorities. But this just shows that this island continent is no longer immune from what happens in the rest of the world – we must be aware and be alert from here on in.

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  • Lock the little ***t up! That is nothing something that should be a joke in this day and age!!

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  • Fantastic news. This will be taken very seriously. No doubt they will have his computer as well. I hope he is the only one

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