Over 1000 pupils have been sent home from King Edward VII Academy this morning.
Police are currently in attendance following reports of a suspected bomb threat sent to the school via email.
Investigations are ongoing to determine the legitimacy of the threat, and as a precaution, the school has been evacuated.
The school contacted parents around 9:15 this morning, Emma Tilly, the school’s Head of Safeguarding said…
“I am writing to inform you that we have taken the decision to send our pupils home today due to a suspected security risk that has come to our attention. We are currently working with the police who have confirmed it is a low-risk threat, however, we have a duty of care to our pupils, staff and parents and feel the best course of action is for everyone to be away from the school while we investigate this further Keeping everyone safe is our top priority. We will continue to investigate this with the police today and will provide a further update as soon as we have one. Currently, all pupils that are local to school and can get home safely have been asked to do so. Where students are unable to do this at the current time, we will provide supervision until they can be safely collected, or we have a credible text message from parents to confirm that they can leave.”
The School continue to work with police as investigations continue.