Police say ‘no evidence’ telephone bomb threat to Edinburgh school was credible

Police Scotland has stated that there is “no evidence” that a telephoned bomb threat that saw an Edinburgh school evacuated was credible.

Monday, 10th June 2019, 9:54 pm
Children at Holy Rood RC High School were evacuated this afternoon. Pic: Google Maps

Children at Holy Rood RC High School were evacuated this afternoon after a threat to the premises was received via telephone phone at around 2:20pm.

The police have since confirmed that nothing of interest was “discovered during a search of the building or grounds”.

Posting on Twitter they added: At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the threat was credible and enquiries continue.

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“As always, the public are asked to remain alert, but not alarmed, and report anything suspicious or of concern to Police Scotland via 101.”

Speaking after the incident, one parent said: “It’s more than likely that it’s a hoax but the school can’t take any chances and it sounds like they got all the kids out quickly.

“My two are on their way home now. I just hope that this isn’t something that’s going to happen again and again - it would be very disruptive to the kids’ education.”

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