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Schools evacuated after security threats

Hundreds of pupils were evacuated after four neighbouring schools received coordinated security threats.

St Ives School and Humphry Davy School in Penzance, and Truro High School for Girls and Penair School in Truro, made the decision to ask pupils and staff leave.

Police say the schools received the warning at around 8am but, by 9am, police said they found no threat or risk and buildings were able to reopen.

The four schools involved in the security threats Credit: ITV West Country

Head teacher of Humphry Davy School, Bill Marshall, applauded staff and students alike for their reaction to the scare.

I would like to commend all of our students and staff for reacting in such an impeccable way, especially given the really poor weather.

We acted on information given at 8:30am and after finding that there was no issue the pupils returned to their class rooms, I really must thank everyone for their co-operation.

– Bill Marshall

In London four schools were also evacuated this morning following calls about "suspicious devices" being left at each of the premises.

A spokesman from the Metropolitan Police Service said the incidents were being treated as "malicious communications".

In the West Midlands a further six schools were reportedly evacuated following bomb threats today.

It comes a week after similar threats were made at four different schools in the Black Country, and four in Bristol last week.


Coalpit Heath school reopens after suspected virus

Emergency services were called to The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath at yesterday [Monday] afternoon. Credit: ITV West

Pupils at a school near Bristol which was evacuated in a health scare have returned to classes.

Emergency services were called to The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath at yesterday [Monday] afternoon.

An investigation into what caused the children to become ill is continuing. It is thought to have been a virus.

Gloucestershire school to re-open after health scare

The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath Credit: ITV West

A primary school in South Gloucestershire is reopening after being evacuated over a possible chemical scare yesterday.

Parents of children at The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath have been told to keep them at home if they are unwell.

Fire crews inspected the building but didn't find any problems.

Evacuated school due to reopen tomorrow

A school evacuated, after more than 25 children fell ill, is due to reopen tomorrow. Emergency Services were called to Manor Primary School at Coalpit Heath this afternoon (July 9th) after children started to suffer from headaches and nausea.

Police talk to parents at the school gates after children sent home Credit: ITV West Country

South Gloucestershire Council says gas safety checks are being carried out as a precaution. The school is due to reopen tomorrow.

Twenty six children fall ill as primary school evacuated

Twenty six school children have been treated by paramedics at a primary school following its evacuated after several children started feeling ill. South Gloucestershire Council says carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the potential causes being investigated.

Twenty six children were treated by paramedics after they fell ill at school Credit: ITV West Country

South Western Ambulance Service was called to the school this afternoon after to reports of a 10-year-old feeling unwell. They treated 26 children in total for headaches and nausea. All of the children have since been released from their care and none of them were taken to hospital.

Emergency services are investigating several possible causes, including carbon monoxide poisoning.


School evacuated after children fall ill

A school in South Gloucestershire has been evacuated after several children fell ill during the morning. Emergency services were called to The Manor School in Coalpit Heath just before 2pm this afternoon, including two vehicles from the chemical response unit.

The Manor School in Coalpit Heath has been evacuated this afternoon after a number of children fell ill over the course of the morning. Emergency services are attending the school and parents have been notified. Further updates will be provided when available.

– South Gloucestershire Council