Schools across New Zealand hit by bomb threats
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Many of the schools involved were either locked down or evacuated as a result.
Cherie Taylor-Patel, president of New Zealand's Principal's Federation, told RNZ she had spoken to the Ministry of Education, whose "understanding is that this was actually a cyberbot coming in from overseas".
New Zealand police said in a statement that they "do not believe there is a safety risk".
But authorities said they were still investigating threats to schools in Marlborough, Masterton, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Queenstown, Levin, Whanganui, Rolleston, Takaka, Geraldine, Dunstan, Ashburton and Palmerston North.
Tasman area commander Simon Feltham said they were speaking to "two young people" over a threat made against Marlborough Girls' College.
So far there are no reports of explosive devices having been found at any of the schools targeted.
In 2018, an Israeli-American was jailed for 10 years by a court in Israel for making about 2,000 hoax threats in North America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Denmark.