Police have swooped on a teenager who allegedly made a number of bomb threats that shut down dozens schools across three states.
The hoax calls were believed to have been made over email between May 2016 and April 2017.
A 17-year-old Victorian boy was yesterday charged with 74 separate offences as part of a joint operation between police in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.
His charges include nine counts of making a bomb hoax in Victoria, 13 counts of using a carriage service to make a hoax threat in NSW and 49 counts of the same charge in South Australia.
Detectives also seized a number of electronic devices belonging to him.
In one incident, primary schools, senior schools and TAFE colleges in Adelaide were evacuated in February after a bomb threat was issued via email, while dozens of...