A teenager has been charged amid claims threats were made to carry out a bombing and shooting attack at a Moray school.
The youth is understood to be a pupil at Milne’s High at Fochabers.
Last month the Press and Journal revealed a teenager was excluded from the secondary after taking a knife into the building.
It is not known if that incident and the most reason one are connected.
Pupils at the school have been quizzed by police as part of the fresh investigation and parents have also received letters from the school.
One worried mother said: “The pupils were asked about whether they were aware a boy was planning a shooting and making a bomb.
“It’s a worry for the school and the whole community. It does all sorts of things to your stomach.
“The person is alleged to have made threats against pupils involving a gun and a bomb.
“You would expect these sorts of things happening in America and the big cities, not in a small village like Fochabers.
“Children have been questioned by police. It’s a big worry.”
The incident at Milne’s High last month was one of a series involving weapons being discovered at north and north-east academies.
It happened days before a youth was convicted of killing a fellow pupil at Cults Academy in Aberdeen.
Bailey Gwynne, 16, died after being stabbed in the heart during a fight over a biscuit.
The teenager convicted of his culpable homicide was detained for nine years earlier this month.
Last week shocking video footage emerged of a boy caught fighting outside Turriff Academy with a knife in his pocket.
A teenager was also recently charged after taking a blade into Fraserburgh Academy and there have been similar incidents at primary schools in the Fraserburgh area and Aberdeen.
Last night police confirmed a teenager had been charged in connection with the most recent incident at 440-pupil Milne’s High.
A spokeswoman said: “A teenager has been charged regarding the use of threatening and abusive behaviour in the Fochabers area.
“A report has been submitted jointly to the procurator fiscal and children’s reporter detailing the circumstances.”
Moray Council confirmed it had been made aware of the allegations.
A spokesman said: “The matter is in the hands of Police Scotland and it would be inappropriate for us to comment.”