Black Country schools evacuated as threats made to SIX schools for a SECOND time

Oldbury Academy sent pupils home after receiving the threats at 9am

West Midlands Police are investigating bomb threats made to six West Midlands schools this morning.

Two Oldbury schools have been evacuated for the second time in a week after receiving significant threats to the security of pupils and staff.

Oldbury Academy and Bristnall Hall Academy were contacted early this morning and took steps to clear the premises.

West Midlands Police confirmed they are investigating calls made to six schools in the West Midlands, making bomb threats. Other schools threatened are Holly Lodge, George Salter, Earls High and Four Dwellings Upper, but intelligence experts insist there is no credible threat.

Calls were made in quick succession at around 9am to four schools in Sandwell, one in Dudley and one in south Birmingham.

Assistant Chief Constable Carl Foulkes, said: “Police intelligence suggests there is no credible threat behind the calls…they mirror the hoaxes several schools received just a few days ago.

“Local police officers have been sent to the affected schools to carry out checks and to offer reassurance.

“A police investigation is underway to find the person responsible for the calls.”

Anyone with information which may aid officers should call police on 101. 


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