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13 Bengaluru Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threat By Mail: Cops

13 Bengaluru Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threat By Mail: Cops

So far, no explosives have been found.

Bengaluru:

Thirteen schools in Bengaluru received bomb threats Friday morning through email, police said.  The email claimed that explosives had been planted on school premises.

Police were immediately notified and have been searching the schools for any suspicious objects. Bomb disposal squads have been dispatched to all the schools that received the bomb threat, including ones in Whitefield, Koremangala, Basveshnagar, Yalahanka, and Sadashivanagar.

“The email claimed that explosives had been planted on school premises. We received a call from the command centre and immediately rushed our teams to schools which are located in different parts of the city. All students and staff have been safely evacuated from the school premises and a thorough search operation is being carried out,” a senior police officer said as quoted by news agency PTI.

In light of the bomb threat, one of the schools issued an advisory to parents. 

“We are encountering an unexpected situation at school today. The school has received a security threat from unknown sources. As we hold the safety of our children at utmost priority, we have decided to disperse the students immediately,” the advisory read. 

Last year, seven schools in Bengaluru received similar bomb threats but it turned out to be a hoax, police said.

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