UK – Primary Schools evacuated after bomb threat

A Maidstone primary school with more than 400 pupils was evacuated following a bomb threat this morning.

Police began searching Barming Primary School, in Belmont Close with the aid of specially trained dogs after an anonymous caller rang the school said an explosive device had been left on the site at 10.20am.

No suspicious devices were found.

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The bomb scare comes after a similar incident in Canterbury and several threats made to schools across the UK.

ingmer Primary School was one of a number of schools across the UK to receive a call claiming a bomb had been placed on the site.

The call came in at around 10am this morning and the school was immediately evacuated. Ringmer Primary School’s headteacher took the decision to send all of the pupils home for the rest of the day.

Sussex Police confirmed Ringmer Primary School was one of two Sussex schools to receive the threat.

Ringmer Primary School and Kingsham Primary School, Chichester, were phoned two minutes apart.

Sussex Police has confirmed it is treating both incidents as malicious hoaxes.

Both the pre-school and adjoining primary were cleared and staff moved children to St Augustine Academy in Oakwood Road where they were collected by parents.

Kent Police set up an incident centre at The Redstart Inn in North Street and closed the road from Beverley Road to Belmont Close.

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