UK: Schools In Leeds Lockdown After Threatening E-mails To Staff, Students

By Mod2   2 weeks ago   15
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Emails "threatening violence to children and staff" have been received by a number of schools in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police has launched an investigation - with officers "providing reassurance and safety advice to affected schools".

In messages to parents, one primary headteacher said police had been treating the threat as "credible" - and children were being kept indoors for the whole day, with gates locked and windows and doors closed.

Earlier this week, a police investigation was launched after malicious emails were sent to a number of schools in the North West.

One parent told Sky News that she was "petrified" after she was told - and that it reminded her of incidents affecting schools in the US.

A school in Chester went into lockdown and prevented parents from picking up their children - but later said the "unpleasant email" it had received was "believed to be a malicious hoax". 


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