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Nearly 100 Schools Get Bomb Threat In Delhi NCR, Home Ministry Calls It Hoax, Still Search On

More than 100 schools in the NCR region received bomb threats via email leading to pandemonium, closure of schools and students being sent back home. Some schools also had to stop exams after receiving the bomb threat.

Bombs squad teams are conducting search operations at the schools and Police officials are on the scene conducting thorough search operations, but have not found anything suspicious yet.

Delhi Police spokesperson Suman Nalwa said,

“We are taking all appropriate measures at the schools which have received bomb threats. I request parents not to panic, as nothing suspicious has been found,”

The Union Home Ministry has said that the bomb threats appear to be a hoax and there is no need to panic.

The Home Ministry also stated that the Delhi Police and security agencies are taking necessary steps as per protocol.

The Delhi Police is trying to identify the IP address of the threatening email but it is not possible to locate the person who has sent the email.

The Police said,

“This is a mischief, a mail has been sent to all the schools on such a large scale to spread panic. The cyber cell unit is also trying to trace the email and IP address,”

The first schools to receive the threatening emails at 04.15 a.m. were Sanskriti School in Chanakyapuri, Mother Mary School at Mayur Vihar in east Delhi and Delhi Public School at Dwarka.

Later it was learnt that about 100 schools have received the emails which said that bombs have been planted on the campus.

Mother Mary School was conducting an exam which had to be stopped midway after the police and the bomb disposal staff arrived and the search operation was started.

The school immediately declared an emergency and asked its staff and students to vacate the school premises.

In an email to parents, DPS said,

“This is to inform you that the school has received an email that threatens the safety and security of the students. As a precautionary measure we are sending the students back home immediately.”

Most of the school premises which received the bomb emails have been evacuated. Visuals showed worried parents rushing to the school to evacuate their wards. The Delhi Lt Governor has appealed to the parents not to panic after bomb threats to the schools.

Most of the schools which received the bomb threats immediately informed the Delhi Police.

Bomb detection team, bomb disposal squad and officials of Delhi Fire Service have been rushed to the schools.

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