Yesterday afternoon there was a widely reported incident at a Douglas primary school. Children and staff were evacuated and the area was cordoned off by the police for several hours.
Later that evening it was confirmed that there had been a bomb threat made to the school which inevitably turned out to be a hoax.
This morning it was revealed that the call had been made by a 12 year old boy.
Social media is now full of comments about the whys and wherefores, with one side condemning the boy's actions and calling for strong punishment whilst others argue that it was just youthful high spirits.
I imagine that the incident was possibly frightening and stressful for the children and adults involved at the time so it is difficult to say which side of the argument is right or wtong.
Still, it was a very stupid thing to do. I hope he learns something from it.