The BBC is reporting that two Norwich schools were evacuated yesterday after a suspected bomb threat.
Hundreds of students at The Hewett Academy, off Hall Road, Norwich, and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College, in Bethel Street, were told to leave the buildings.
Norfolk Constabulary said it was working to establish how “legitimate” the threats were at the schools which are about two miles apart.
Officers are currently at both sites, which are run by the Inspiration Trust.
Pupils at the academy and the college had been removed as a “precaution”, police said…
Here we go again…
I must sound like a stuck record, but schools are such a soft target that I fear this is going to happen over and over again until either schools decide they won’t respond – which would obviously be an extremely difficult decision to make – or penalties for hoaxers go right up (as they seem to nowadays when it is related to air travel).
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