Royal High, Tynecastle High evacuated after threats

TWO high schools in Edinburgh have been evacuated after receiving threatening phone calls.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 1st February 2016, 10:51 am
Updated Monday, 1st February 2016, 11:02 am
Tynecastle High. File picture: Wikipedia
Tynecastle High. File picture: Wikipedia

Pupils have been removed from classes at the Royal High School in the Barnton area of the city and Tynecastle High in Gorgie.

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A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Two schools in Edinburgh have been evacuated following threats being made to three schools via telephone.

“Officers are currently in attendance and are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this.”

Schools in Glasgow and Birmingham have also received threats this morning.