Bomb hoaxes at North Yorkshire schools

Casey Dawson
March 20, 2018

Earlier today, news outlets began reporting that schools and colleges across the United Kingdom were being closed following a spate of email bomb threats.

Police were called to schools across the United Kingdom on March 19, 2018, after bomb threats were sent out by email.

"We would ask you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police by calling 101".

Brookfield Primary School in Highgate was evacuated on Friday after receiving a malicious email.

The police don't think the threats are credible but are investigating them as a crime.

"We have received reports from a large number of schools in our region that they have received threatening emails".

A Central Beds Council spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the distribution of the "bomb threat" email which has been sent to schools in our area and across the country".

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Warwickshire Police said that the threats were made to a number of schools in the county.

Police also point out: "The hoaxes divert our resources and can cause disruption and alarm to the public".

The website, VeltPvP.com, is a player community for the video-game Minecraft.

"We are working with schools to offer reassurance and address any concerns".

Velt denied any wrongdoing, with chief executive Carson Kallen telling sky news, "I hope the person responsible [for the hoaxes] gets caught". He accused VeltPvP of their own chicanery, though, saying they had engaged in DDoS attacks against rival servers.

However, at least one Jewish school, Kantor King Solomon High School in Ilford, London, was put on lockdown in response to the threats. "We're extremely sorry for anyone who had to deal with this, but just know it's fake".

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