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Muslim boy's spelling mistake leads to terrorism probe

Typical British terraced housing is seen in Smethwick, Birmingham.

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LONDON -- Police have dropped an investigation of a 10-year-old Muslim boy who mistakenly wrote that he lived in a "terrorist house" rather than a "terraced house" - a British term for row houses.

The boy's school had notified authorities about his statement because of a law requiring schools to report any possible links to extremism.

Lancashire Police said in a statement Wednesday that a police officer and a social worker visited the boy at his home in Accrington because of the misspelling.

Police said: "There were not thought to be any areas for concern and no further action was required by any agency."

The boy's name has not been released.