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Bomb Hoax at School in Scarborough

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11:04am 15th May 2017
(Updated 1:00pm 15th May 2017)

There's been a bomb hoax this morning at Graham School in Scarborough.

This text was sent by the school to parents:

"This morning, e-mails were sent to staff at school to say a bomb would go off in the cafeteria.

Both upper and lower sites were evacuated for safety and police attended at both sites to undertake searches.

They have given the all-clear for the return to the school buildings."

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said:

"North Yorkshire Police was called to Graham School, Scarborough at around 8.40am today following reports of a suspicious call to the school.

On attendance, it was established that the call was a hoax.

The incident is currently being investigated by police".

Today is the first day of this year's GCSE exams. 

Graham’s headteacher, Helen McEvoy, has praised students for their good behaviour and remaining calm during the evacuation.  

A text update was sent to parents at lunchtime offering reassurance that all was well.

Graham School Text

Some parents have told Yorkshire Coast Radio that they have removed their children from the school for the day expressing concerns about the thoroughness of the search.

North Yorkshire County Council have issued the following statement.

"North Yorkshire Police attended Graham School, Scarborough at around 8.40am today following reports of a suspicious call to the school.

The incident is currently being investigated by police who established that the call was a hoax.

Graham School had carried out emergency procedures as an immediate response to the suspicious call and the school was evacuated on both the lower and upper school sites. Students returned to their lessons after an hour once police established it was safe for students to go back onto the premises.

Graham’s headteacher, Helen McEvoy, has praised students for their good behaviour and remaining calm during the evacuation."


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