Third week of bomb threats for West Midlands schools

Six local schools have received hoax bomb threats this morning, causing disruption for the third week in a row.

Threats were made to schools across Sandwell and Birmingham just after 8am, but police believe the calls were again 'false and malicious'.

It is the third week of hoax calls to West Midlands Schools. Oldbury and Bristnall Hall academies were both threatened for the fourth time today and delayed the start of the school day as a result. It was the second time Shireland Collegiate Academy and Perryfields High School received threats and the first time for Hall Green and Edgbaston schools.

Detective Inspector Colin Mattinson, from West Midlands Police, said: “This morning we have reports of a further five bomb threats, following similar threats made to several schools last week.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest there is any credible threat to any of the schools. Our response officers have been sent to the locations to ensure there is no threat to anyone’s safety and support the schools.

“A police investigation is on-going to find the person responsible for these calls."

Most schools affected were cleared and re-opened just after 10am.


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