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Bomb threat at school: Police evacuate north London secondary and send pupils home

Bomb threat at school: Police evacuate north London secondary and send pupils home after staff raised alarm

  • Police rushed to Stoke Newington School in the north east of the capital today
  • Video clip from the scene shows pupils filing past two squad cars parked outside
  • The students were then lined up on nearby Clissold Park before being sent home

Staff and students have today been evacuated from a London school after teachers reported a bomb threat.

Police rushed to Stoke Newington School in the north east of the capital on Thursday afternoon.

Video footage from the scene shows pupils filing past two squad cars parked outside the main building.

The students were then lined up on nearby Clissold Park before being sent home as officers swooped on the site.

Staff and students have today been evacuated from a London school after teachers reported a bomb threat

Police rushed to Stoke Newington School in the north east of the capital on Thursday afternoon

Police rushed to Stoke Newington School in the north east of the capital on Thursday afternoon

Hackney Police said: ‘At 11:55hrs on Thursday, 10 December, police were contacted by staff at a school in Clissold Road, Stoke Newington #Hackney.

‘The school had received a bomb threat. The school was evacuated and officers are in attendance. Cordon are in place whilst police investigate.’

One mother whose Year 11 child goes to the school, told MailOnline: ‘Well I know that Year 11s are doing mocks at the moment.

‘But my year 11 is at home because he’s isolating, so I don’t know if it’s a hoax, I don’t know.

‘If it is then I would say it’s a pretty sick thing to do. If it’s not then… I don’t know it’s just a bit of a shock I guess.

‘The school let us know straight away and told us where they were. Most were dismissed but we don’t live that close so I had to come and get my other one.’

Video footage from the scene shows pupils filing past two squad cars parked outside the main building

Video footage from the scene shows pupils filing past two squad cars parked outside the main building

The students were then lined up on a park near the school before being sent home as officers swooped on the site

The students were then lined up on a park near the school before being sent home as officers swooped on the site

Hackney Police said: 'At 11:55hrs on Thursday, 10 December, police were contacted by staff at a school in Clissold Road, Stoke Newington #Hackney'

Hackney Police said: ‘At 11:55hrs on Thursday, 10 December, police were contacted by staff at a school in Clissold Road, Stoke Newington #Hackney’

A father whose autistic son is in Year 7 said he thought the school had handled it badly.

He said: ‘I’m pretty annoyed because my son has autism and he can’t… I think the way they’ve handled it is a bit irresponsible because they’ve just sent out a text.

‘Kids that are vulnerable.. I mean what was I meant to do if I wasn’t close? They should have had a way for us to call them because I’ve been trying to call them.’

Parents also took to social media to express concerns about their children.

One wrote: ‘I got a message from my child saying the police are outside the school and everyone has to go to the park.’

Another added: ‘My son said they’re all safe in park but none of the teachers know what’s going on.’

Hackney Council said: ‘Stoke Newington School is closing early today following an incident.

‘Staff and students have been evacuated, and the police are completing checks of the building.

‘Clissold Road and Clissold Leisure Centre are also closed. Please avoid the area while the closure is in place.’

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