7 News: Sydney teen spits at police as he is arrested over alleged bomb threat call to school

A teenage boy accused of calling in a copycat bomb hoax to a North Sydney high school last week has been caught on camera spitting at police as he was arrested on Wednesday morning.

Video provided by NSW Police shows the teenager lashing out as he is taken into custody.

The alleged bomb hoax threw HSC exams into chaos as North Sydney Boys High School was evacuated on Thursday after the call was made.

The incident occurred just before year 12 Modern History students were due to sit their HSC exam.

Nobody was injured in the incident and police could not find any items of interest.

The North Sydney incident came two days after threatening emails were sent to around 20 Sydney schools, forcing evacuations and disrupting HSC exams.

Several regional NSW schools were also evacuated on Wednesday after receiving similar emails.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed last week the emails received by schools had come from eastern Europe.

The premier told reporters that she had been briefed by Police Commissioner Mick Fuller on Thursday morning.

“He’s allowed me to confirm that the initial email threats actually emanated from eastern Europe, they’re actually overseas,” she said.

Police on Wednesday morning arrested a teenage boy at a home in southern Sydney.

A computer and mobile phone were also seized as part of the investigation.

He’s expected to be charged over the North Sydney incident.

Police continue to investigate the overseas email threats, which are not believed to be linked to the North Sydney incident.

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