A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of making threats amid concerns a school was affected. It had been reported that Dwr-Y-Felin school in Neath had been placed on lockdown due to the incident on Thursday, April 11, but both South Wales Police and the school confirmed there had been no disruption.

However, they said that they were aware of reports of malicious communications towards an individual on Roman Way, a road near the school. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of making threats linked to this.

A concerned parent told WalesOnline that their daughter, who is a pupil, told her the school had been placed on "lockdown". A police vehicle also appeared to be parked outside the school.

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Police have not confirmed whether the arrested teenager has any links to the school. He remains in police custody. Inspector Ryan Davies of South Wales Police said: “We take these communications extremely seriously. A 15-year-old boy is currently in police custody, having been arrested on suspicion of making threats.

"We want to reassure the public that no threats have been made towards the nearby Dwr-Y-Felin Comprehensive School. Our local Neighbourhood Policing Team have been liaising with the headteacher to provide reassurance.

"The school has been open as normal and our local PCSOs and schools officers have provided reassurance and support throughout the day."

A school spokesperson said: “A situation was brought to our attention today. The school dealt with it swiftly and appropriately with advice from the police and the local authority. There was no disruption to the school timetable or the running of the school.”

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