UK school bomb threat: Which counties have been affected? Evacuations across country


More than 400 disciplines across the UK received the email threat on Monday, according to police.

The emails admitted the following message: “We have sent a student in with a bomb. The bomb is set to go off in three hours.

“If you do not send capital we will blow up the device. If you try to call the cops we will blow up the inclination.”

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Many schools decided to evacuate students today

The commination, which is being treated as a hoax, is believed to have been sent to UK high schools from the United States.

Here is a roundup of the counties and schools spurious by the hoax and how police forces have reacted across the UK.


Numberless of the capital’s schools have been affected by the hoax received on Monday morning, Hike 19.

Hounslow Council confirmed that eight of its schools were attacked.

A spokesman for Hounslow Council said: “Initially we thought it was isolated to one equip. But there are eight to date in Hounslow that we are aware of. I can’t say if they keep all been evacuated.

“We are monitoring the situation very closely, and working with the control and taking our lead from them.”

An Ealing Council spokesman state: “We know that schools have received a letter. They are conscious of it and will be vigilant.

“Police will visit each school that has suss out receiving a threat. Schools remain open at this time.”

John Sweeney, of Our Lady Clean Catholic Primary School in Tolworth, wrote on Twitter: “News from OLI university #tolworth #surbiton

“We have received a bomb threat which the Oversee have advised us to assume is a hoax. In line with our security management we have evacuated the children who are all safe at Grand Avenue School. Some people!

A Met Policemen spokesman said: “The Met has received a number of reports relating to malicious communications sent to firsts across London on Monday, 19 March.

“These are currently being remedied as hoaxes. At this stage there is no evidence to suggest that this is terror-related.”

Indoctrinates in Sutton, Cheam, Kingston and Greenwich have also been depart fromed.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says there has been one closure in the arena.

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A conflict between Minecraft gamers has been blamed for the condemn


Around 92 schools in the Newcastle region were sent the hoard bomb hoax email demanding a cash payment, but no schools were go away fromed.

Northumbria Police said in a tweet: “We have had a number of calls this morning relating to a bomb hoax at many of our region’s schools.

“All of the schools have been verbal to and there is not believed to be any viable threats”.

The police force said they drop in oned schools to reassure them that the incident is being treated as a trick.


Schools in Hertford, Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage contain been targeted by the hoax.

The Valley School in Stevenage was the only equip in the county that made the decision to evacuate after receiving the risk.

The other schools to receive the threat were Abbots Hill in Hemel Hempstead, The Sele Discipline in Hertford, Duncombe School in Hertford, Stanborough School in Watford and St Albans Far up School.

Hertfordshire police force said: “We did not advise any schools ourselves to leave but The Valley School in Stevenage made the decision to evacuate and we sent commissioners to assist them.”


The shocking emails were sent to North Lakes Beginning School in Penrith, Lakes College West Cumbria and Dowdales Denomination in Dalton-in-Furness.

Pupils at the schools in Penrith and Dalton were evacuated but those at the college were not.

Headteacher at North Lakes Educate School, Mike Pincomb, said: “Because of the nature of the threat we contacted monitor. The police responded very quickly and they advised us to briefly retire from the building which was done very calmly like a normal light drill.

Having evacuated the police then advised us it was safe to carry back to the building and safe to resume the day.

“Pupils and staff acted quickly and calmly and got on with the day.”

Chief Director Mark Pannone, of Cumbria Police, said: “I’d like to reassure fellows of the public that enquiries are being made into communications that contain been sent to three Cumbrian schools.

“It is strongly believed this is involvement of a national scam and there is no threat to the public.

“Our advice to schools is if they collect such an email is do not panic and please seek police advice previous to taking any action.


Around 10 schools in Liverpool were swayed by the hoax and a kind-hearted restaurant manager even allowed evacuated followers into his restaurant.

St Cuthbert’s primary in Old Swan and St Sebastian’s Catholic Prime School were among the schools across the UK evacuated after the hoax bombshell threats were made.

A local restaurant, Chiquito, even shut for an hour so local pupil who were evacuated had somewhere to go.

General manageress of the restaurant on Edge Lane, Tom Pollard, said: “A teacher ran in panicking, she looked remarkably worried and said she had nearly 200 pupils out in the cold and she needed somewhere for them to go.

“We minute the restaurant so that they could come inside. It was manic but it was in reality nice, they were singing songs and playing games. It was a genuine community spirit.

“From what I’ve been told the older kids are in serious trouble in school but the younger ones have been sent home.”

Liverpool Borough Council said: ““We have been liaising with Merseyside Police one more time this suspicious email and have passed on their advice to credos, which is to treat it as a hoax.”


Schools across the UK were mannered by the hoax


Schools across Greater Manchester, including Rochdale, Tameside and Oldham, were also artificial by the cruel hoax.

Assistant Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine from Gigantic Manchester Police said: “We have have been working closely with philosophies this morning and have advised them to make contact with fountain-heads.

“I understand the concern that this will have caused but we have a hunch it was important to let parents know that we are aware of the reports and are taking act.

“I want to reiterate that there is not believed to be any direct threat get these reports which at this stage, are believed to be malicious hoax communications.

“We are looking into every only report and will continue to provide updates as soon as we can.”

Dowson Inform School in Hyde, Tameside, issued a statement confirming it was one of the schools to cause received a malicious email.

Its headteacher wrote: “This morning, I be effective with the police regarding a malicious communication that had come into private school.

“Acting upon advice of the police, I put school into a ‘lockdown’ position for the safety of our children and staff.

“Once the police had visited and were courageous that there was no threat to school and its pupils, we resumed our normal guide day.”


A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “The email has been inherited by a number of schools in the county but no evacuations.

“We have advised all schools in the outback that this is a hoax”.


A statement from North Yorkshire Observe said: “We have had a number of reports this morning about a explosive hoax at many of our schools across the county.

“This is believed to be a citizen issue.

“Our Cybercrime Unit Detectives, supported by local officers, contain looked at these incidents and it is not believed there is any genuine threat. We are piece with schools to offer reassurance and address any concerns.”

Hull and East Yorkshire

Here 12 schools have been sent the emails in the area.

Det Supt Tony Cockerill from Humberside Constabulary said: “Our primary concern is ensuring that everyone is safe and that persuasions are given guidance, up to date information and reassurance.

“Communication with parents is a implication for the individual schools and headteachers, though their established communication media such as text alerts and websites.

“If this had been thought to be a credible peril, we would have dealt with this matter very differently.”

A utterance from North Yorkshire Police said: “We have had a number of turn ups this morning about a bomb hoax at many of our schools across the county.

“This is accepted to be a national issue.

“Our Cybercrime Unit Detectives, supported by local old bills, have looked at these incidents and it is not believed there is any genuine forewarning. We are working with schools to offer reassurance and address any concerns.

The factions that were definitely affected are Neasden Primary, St Nicholas Germinal, Cavendish Primary, Ings Primary and Marbury Primary.

West Midlands

Walsall College was purged following the bomb threat.

West Midlands Police said: “We are researching after schools across the regions received bomb threats this morning.

“At this exhibit, there is nothing to suggest that there is any credible threat to any of the forms.”

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