Bomb hoaxes at North Yorkshire schools

19 March, 2018, 15:48 | Author: Wade Massey
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A number schools across the United Kingdom have been evacuated after receiving hoax bomb threats, the Mirror reports.

Following this, dozens of schools were evacuated as a precaution.

A later tweet read: "A handful of reports that schools have been evacuated".

Constabularies across the country have reported similar hoax threats being received today, Monday March 19.

The electronic threat claimed a bomb was placed on school grounds and would be detonated if demands were not met.

There are believed to have been hundreds of hoax bomb threats across the country.

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"We are working with schools to offer reassurance and address any concerns".

It has not yet been revealed whether any have been received in South Yorkshire, but Derbyshire Police said a number of schools and colleges in its area have been affected.

A spokesman said: "We have had a number of reports this morning about a bomb hoax at many of our schools across the county. Detectives have looked into the emails, which appear to originate from the U.S., and can confirm there is no viable threat", the statement added.

"We take all incidents of this nature extremely seriously and an investigation into the emails in question is under way", the spokeswoman said. We have established that there is no further threat and School is now running as normal.

In London, some schools were evacuated after receiving what the Metropolitan police described as "malicious communications".

He added: "I'm pleased to say the children were incredibly sensible walking to and from the school and drew lots of compliments from the staff at La Sainte Union".

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