Southampton Schools Take Precautionary Measures as Bomb Hoax Prompts Evacuations and Closure

Earlier today, parents across Southampton, Hampshire, woke up to urgent messages from school officials, instructing them to keep their children at home.

It was a response to what authorities termed as ‘serious’ bomb threats that targeted at least five schools in the city.

Headteachers took swift action, with some schools even evacuating students after receiving alarming threats.

Stewart Roderick, headteacher at Bitterne Park School, alerted parents to a “site incident” and advised them not to send their children until further notice.

Meanwhile, James Habberley from St. George’s Catholic High School reported receiving a bomb threat directly through the school’s reception.

Local police, including Hampshire Constabulary, promptly responded to the threats.

After thorough checks, they confirmed the threats were hoaxes, ensuring that all students were safe throughout the incident.

Students, temporarily evacuated, were provided with necessary support, including water and access to facilities.

Understandably, parents like one mother with children at St. George’s expressed immediate concern upon hearing about the threat.

She rushed to the school to ensure her children’s safety, reflecting the anxiety and worry felt across the community.

Police Investigation and School Support

Hampshire Constabulary is actively investigating the origin of the threats, collaborating closely with the affected schools.

While six schools were reportedly impacted, authorities are treating the situation seriously, even as they believe the calls to be hoaxes.

MailOnline has reached out to Southampton City Council for further insights into the incident.

This event underscores the challenges faced by educational institutions in ensuring the safety of students amidst such disruptions.

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