On 8 May 2019, the man warned the police that a bomb would explode in a school in Westerlo, Aarschot or Diest at 10 in the morning.
All schools were evacuated as a precaution. A massive operation, as it involved about 22,000 pupils. The accused, a man in his thirties, had issued the warning by sticking a letter to the door of the police office. However, it turned out to be a false bomb alert.
The man was also convicted for arson. He had set fire to a car. He was also accused of having plans to abduct a minor, but was not convicted for this particular charge.