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Hundreds of schools receive hoax bomb threat emails

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Melinda Barton | 19 March, 2018, 16:55

A spokesperson for a Rugby primary school has praised the actions of staff and pupils after the site received a hoax bomb threat this morning.

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In a message to Jewish institutions, the CST told the schools" security personnel to "continuously sweep" their locations and report anything suspicious, but warned against evacuating or "invacuating' the premises.

Nationally, more than 400 schools and colleges received emails claiming that a device had been planted and demanding cash.

Northumbria Police have reassured members of the public that the threats do not appear to be genuine and that there is no cause for concern.

Schools in London and North Yorkshire were also affected by this.

"We take all incidents of this nature extremely seriously and an investigation into the emails in question are underway".

Police forces across the country have been responding to the "threats".

They were all really calm and I am very proud of them and thankful that Rugby High accommodated us as that is part of our evacuation plan. "We have established that there is no further threat and School is now running as normal".

"Many similar instances have been reported across the country and we do not believe any of the threats being made in the emails to be credible or viable".

In a statement, the Met Police said: "Police are investigating reports of communications made to a number of schools across London today, Monday, 19 March".