The Mirror is reporting that a French high school evacuated more than 2,000 students yesterday following an anonymous bomb threat.
Pupils and teachers at Mireille Grenet high school in Compiègne, 60 miles north of Paris, were sent home for the day after the menacing threat was posted on an internet forum last night.
Twitter user FrenchJihad93-7 declared he intended to blow up the school using a series of radio controlled explosive devices in an attempt “to take my life and the lives of thousands of students.”
The lengthy message which contained a number of smiling emojis and a picture of a Kalashnikov assault rifle said: “the bombs are buried everywhere.”
The poster who claimed to be a pupil also thanked “friends” in the architectural department of the technical school for providing the plans to the school.
The text, which also alluded to bullying, was widely circulated on social networks and instigated the school’s evacuation at 9.55am local time.
The school issued a statement saying: “It was decided to evacuate the school in order to conduct a systematic search of the facility for a removal of doubt.
“The 2,040 students have therefore left.
“Many have gone home on their own or been collected by their parents.”
While the threat is now over , 30 police officers backed by the security services, combed the school for explosives and are continuing to hunt the person responsible…
More (including screen shots) at: French high school evacuated after ‘pupil’ posts chilling online bomb threat
Meanwhile, closer to home, this also from yesterday from oneMK: Bomb threat at Walton High School in Milton Keynes treated as hoax by police
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