Many schools across the United Kingdom have been ordered to shut down and evacuate all students and staff after many of them received malicious bomb threats.
Schools from Middlesex, Uxbridge, London, Warwickshire and more received bomb threats by email, with The National Crime Agency quickly starting an investigation into the threats delivered.
The National Crime Agency made statements about the emails, saying: “We are aware of a number of threatening emails being sent to schools and are investigating alongside partners.” and “We understand that these types of emails can be distressing and while we take the communications extremely cautiously, we must stress there is no credible threat.” as well as “We would ask that anyone receiving such an email contact their local police.”
The police also said that the email threats were sent on Monday.
Among the schools to be evacuated, many of the made further comments and statements on the matter at hand.
Selly Park Technology College for Girls in Birmingham received a threat as well on Tuesday, quickly evacuating the school and following up with a statement on Twitter saying: “After evacuating the premises following a threat received this morning to a number of schools, and following advice from the police, we have reopened the school.” and “The day will finish at 3.05pm as normal. Thank you to all our staff, pupils and parents for their calm cooperation.”
The threats reached hundreds of schools, demanding cash or an explosive would be set off on school grounds. Police also said “Schools are some of the safest and most secure public spaces with well-rehearsed safety plans in place to deal with a range of emergencies. Staff are highly trained and the well-being of students is their top priority.”