Local School News
Bomb Threats in the Local Area
On Monday and then again on Tuesday 29th May 2012, Rossett Acre Primary just yards up Arthurs Avenue from Harrogate Grammar received bomb threats. The school received the emails at around 12pm on the Monday and 8:45am on the Tuesday which warned the staff that there was a bomb inside the building and that it was real. On both days, the building was quickly evacuated by the sounding the fire alarm and the police were called.
On the Monday the children and staff were safely evacuated to the Rossett High School Astro-turf. On the Tuesday, the teachers gathered all the children up when school started at 8:50am.
North Yorkshire Police said that it was ‘malicious hoax’ on both occasions and they and the Metropolitan police were investigating the possibility of a link to series of malicious communications to schools across the UK.
On the Monday, a spokesperson from the North Yorkshire County Council said: “Investigations have established the message was a malicious hoax and the school will reopen as usual tomorrow morning.” But on Tuesday school couldn’t even start because of the new email.
North Yorkshire police said it had “fully assessed” the situation at Rossett Acre and they are now urging anyone who receives similar messages to contact the police immediately.
The critical issue is, who would really bomb Rossett Acre and could Harrogate Grammar be next?