More than 400 schools in England receive hoax bomb threats

A number of schools across England have received hoax bomb threats believed to be coming from the US reports The Guardian

Humberside police said more than 400 schools and colleges across the country, including 19 in its region, had received emails “claiming a device has been planted and demanding cash”.

Det Supt Tony Cockerill, of Humberside police, said: “We have been liaising with our counter-terrorism colleagues across the country and it is not believed that the threats are credible.

“We have spoken to all schools who have contacted us, reassured them that there is no need to evacuate and offered them security advice.”

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

Kantor King Solomon school in Barkingside, east London, said it briefly evacuated pupils but later established there was “no further threat”.

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