Spalding school evacuations, updated

Update at 5pm, 20 September: 

Today we have worked closely with three schools in Spalding who were subjected to what we now understand were malicious and unfounded bomb threats.

We are very grateful for the swift and dedicated efforts from the staff who faced a difficult and potentially alarming situation and dealt with it in an efficient and reassuring way.

We will continue to investigate the incidents but we are satisfied, following through searches of each premises, that these were hoax threats and pupils were not at risk.

Each school will continue to communicate with parents direct but we understand that all three schools will be back to business as usual tomorrow.

We would like to clarify that we have stated the three schools that received the threats and that no other schools were affected.

We would like to thank all the pupils involved today whose calm response was a credit to their school.

Original release, 1.30pm, 20 September:

We are working with three schools in Spalding following reports of threats received relating to alleged bombs on the premises.

We are sending resources to each school to work with the Head Teacher to establish the facts and to ensure the schools are safe. In the meantime, as a precautionary measure, the schools have been evacuated. At this point there is nothing to suggest that these threats are real and nothing to corroborate the claims.   

The schools affected are Spalding High School, St John the Baptist Primary and Monkshouse Primary.

20 Sep 21 5:09 PM

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