The Mail Online is reporting that bomb threats have forced the closure of 21 schools across the UK on a day of GCSE exams.
Thousands of pupils had to evacuate schools from Kent to Newcastle after a number of anonymous phone calls.
Most of the schools received threatening calls between 10am and noon today [Monday], sparking emergency services to swoop onto the scene and parents being told to collect their children, in what appears to be an organised hoax.
Police rushed to Canterbury High School after an anonymous caller said there was a bomb on site…
All pupils were evacuated from the academy including 240 pupils sitting a GCSE English exam…
Head teacher Phil Karnavas said secretarial staff received ‘repeated’ calls from an adult male claiming an explosive device was hidden in the school.
“It’s almost certainly a hoax but with what’s happening across Europe I’m not prepared to take that gamble.”
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